Color ADD project brings color identification to the color-blind

October 30, 2011
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Unprecedented in Portugal and abroad, the color identification system known as Color ADD was born with the aim to create a code that allowed the color blind to identify colors, since their mismatch leads to embarrassing situations and creates a perception of lack of discernment which influences negatively at a social and professional level. The […]

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A place worth visiting in Lisbon – Museu Nacional do Azulejo

October 16, 2011
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Although Azulejos (ceramic tiles) can be seen profusely in the façades of walls, buildings, subway and trains stations, churches and parks of Lisbon, there is one place which offers a glimpse into the art of the tile fabrication and their origins in Portugal. This place is the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum), which […]

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Interview with Chari Empis, Headmaster of the Oeiras International School

October 2, 2011
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An exclusive interview for bestinPortugal with Chari Empis, Headmaster of the Oeiras International School-OIS, which is the first institution of international education in the Council of Oeiras, in the greater Lisbon area, and follows the International Baccalaureate-IB, the programme that is recognized for the highest standards of international education. The school campus is based on […]

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Society doesn’t progress by closing its borders

September 18, 2011
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Teresa Tito de Morais has included Portugal in the path of the 44 million refugees that are wandering the world today. She founded the only NGO that works in Portugal in that area . Twenty years later, the Conselho Português para os Refugiados-CPR (“Portuguese Council for Refugees”) has become a reference in its field. Little […]

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Portugal Postage Stamp Collage

September 11, 2011
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BestInPortugal would like to share this stamp art collage with vintage postage stamps of Portugal. The original stamp collage from which this work was scanned, was created and generously offered to us by a non-professional Portuguese artist, Maria Madalena Dores. BestInPortugal wants to thank Mrs. Dores for her gift and give praise to her work in showing how […]

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A Mongol in Lisbon

August 21, 2011
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Unurjargal Tsegmid left the cold highlands of Asia seven years ago and came to the sunny lands in the Western tip of Europe. Although perfectly integrated in Portugal, she doesn’t forget her roots and created an association to promote closer ties between Mongolia and Portugal. She has slanted eyes, oriental features, speaks a language that […]

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Historic Villages can be a good business

July 31, 2011
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Entrepreneurship – How an unemployed history graduate changed her life by writing a guide about the villages she knew since she was a child From the top of the Marialva Castle, that she knows in the palm of her hands, she goes in unraveling stories that time buried in the stones, not forgetting about the […]

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Beauty Underlined

July 17, 2011
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 If it was the habit to admire the good and the exceptional, this rectangular country would be different. It seems like we turned upside down the natural flow of things, concentrating instead on what is bad, what doesn’t work and what is worthless. Like if this made us feel better in a bizarre way. We […]

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Lisbon in 10 Questions

July 3, 2011
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Have you ever wondered why the raven is the mascot of the city of Lisbon? What are the seven hills of the city? Who are all the figures that appear in the Monument of the Discoveries? These and other curiosities were unveiled by the reporters Joana Simões Piedade and Tiago Pais, which read books, researched […]

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Inventions & Ingenuity, the Portuguese way

June 13, 2011
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Portuguese create two inventions per day, but not always do they hit the store shelves. The lack of entrepreneurship continues to be the stick in the wheels of progress. The video that that went viral about what the Finns need to know about Portugal is full of references to inventions attributed to the Portuguese. From the […]

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