Nuno Lobito – A traveler of the world

September 12, 2010
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Nuno Lobito, photographer with over 20 years of experience, is also the Portuguese who most travelled around the globe – in the world map, only 15 countries remain to be visited. On November 11th of 2011, he hopes to complete his quest. Until then, he willingly shares his adventures with all those who want to […]

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Discovering Porto’s Best

September 5, 2010
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Excitedly, while on a bus tour in Porto (“Oporto”), Rodrigo Pinto Barros pointed twice to the Douro margins and vented: “What is the tourist that doesn’t get touched with this scenery?”. The entrepreneur, shares with his trip buddies the suggestion to replicate the famous Big Apple campaign and adapt it to “I love Porto”. Suggestions […]

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New 7 Natural Wonders Portugal (Part II)

August 29, 2010
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Portugal’s Natural Beauties- II   This is the second and final part of the New 7 Natural Wonders Portugal. The previous post covered the finalists for the categories forests and woods, landscapes, grottos, caves and caverns. In this post we will identify the finalists for the categories beaches and cliffs, maritime areas, inland aquatic zones […]

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New 7 Natural Wonders Portugal-I

August 22, 2010
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Portugal’s Natural Beauties   Following the success of the New 7 Wonders of the World, whose winners (resulting from a global poll) were announced in Lisbon, Portugal on 07.07.2007, other initiatives were launched in the same year, of which the New 7 Wonders Portugal, a nationwide competition focusing on Portugal’s natural beauty. The competition is […]

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Innovation in Portugal

August 15, 2010
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Portuguese create 2 inventions per day From education to economics, bad news abound in the press,  stories that highlight what is going wrong and studies that push Portugal down the ranks in development indexes are always given prominence. But, regarding creativity and innovation, it is a completely different story. Portuguese inventions are increasing at a tune […]

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Ria Formosa – Algarve Region

August 10, 2010
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Natural Park of Ria Formosa    Situated within a Natural Park extending between Faro and Vila Real de Santo António, in the Algarve region and protected by national and International laws, “Ria Formosa” is a rich and complex aquatic ecosystem comprising salt marshes, channels, tidal flats and barrier-islands. This natural and unique environment is used […]

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Business by the sea – Welcome to Portugal

August 2, 2010
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The factors that determined the final choice of Portugal for the implementation of two centers of shared services at a European level – Retirement Service Centre (RSC) and Investment Service Centre (ISC), were varied but they were centered in the recognition and characteristics of our countries’ human resources. In the evaluation carried, Portugal demonstrated a good supply of people with a good command of the English language, their technical capacity and facility of adaptation to a multicultural team, as well as in the qualified human resources coming from Portuguese Universities.

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João Garcia, the mountaineer

July 26, 2010
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Much more than climbing mountains, to be a mountaineer is a way of life, a passion, an ambition. It is based on the belief that you can always reach further, be better still and to push further your own limits.  Portugal has its greatest example with the mountaineer João Garcia.  João Garcia gained public recognition […]

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Sao Pedro procession in Torre Penalva

July 19, 2010
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Procession of São Pedro (Saint Peter, the Apostle) taking place in Torre Penalva, Portugal, a 300 inhabitant village, in the outskirts of Cartaxo, and also from Vila Nova de São Pedro, which is the neighbouring town that has it’s name in honor of the Saint, take the lead with the band behind, livening the procession.

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Azulejos – Portuguese ceramic tiles

July 11, 2010
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Azulejos are considered as one of the most original contributions of Portugal to the universal culture. These artistic tiles have been used to cover the walls of the Palaces of Kings and Nobles, Churches and Convents for over five centuries.

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