Ingrid Bergman Monte Gordo 1963

Ingrid bergman Monte Gordo

Sabia que em Agosto de 1963 a Ingrid Bergman veio veranear para Monte Gordo após ter gravado “Hedda Gabler”? Sendo uma diva de Hollywood decidiu vestir um bikini mais ousado para a época e acabou multada em 25 tostões (cerca de 12 euros)!! Leia mais detalhes neste artigo:

http://blogues.publico.pt/reporterasolta/o-bikini/

Ingrid Bergman vacationed in Monte Gordo right after recording “Hedda Gabler” in 1963.  As the Hollywood diva that she was, she wore a more provocative bikini for those times and got a ticket!! –  of about 12 euros in today’s money. Read more details in the article using the link above (use “google translate” to read it in English).

O novo passadiço de Monte Gordo *** Monte Gordo’s new beach walkway

O Presidente da Camara Municipal de Vila Real de Santo António inaugurou no passado fim de semana o novo passadiço de Monte Gordo – o mais longo do Sotavento Algarvio. Leia mais detalhes usando o link em baixo.

http://www.jornaldoalgarve.pt/monte-gordo-maior-passadico-do-sotavento-preve-ligacao-a-praia-de-santo-antonio/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

The Mayor of Vila Real de Santo António inaugurated this past weekend the new walkway of Monte Gordo beach – the longest in Eastern Algarve. Read the details using the link above.

Seasun #1 em Monte Gordo

Booking rating abril 17Graças ao reconhecimento dos nossos estimados clientes, o Booking.com classifica a Seasun como o melhor alojamento em Monte Gordo – Muito Obrigado!!!

Gebaseerd op recensies van klanten, Booking.com richt Seasun als de beste accommodatie in Monte Gordo – Veel Dank!!!

Thanks to our customers’ reviews, Booking.com rates Seasun as the best lodging in Monte Gordo – Thank you very much!!!

Gracias al reconocimiento de nuestros estimados clientes, Booking.com clasifica Seasun como el mejor alojamiento en Monte Gordo – Muchas Gracias!!!

En raison de la reconnaissance de nos chers clients, Booking.com évalue Seasun comme le meilleur hébergement à Monte Gordo – Merci beaucoup!!!

Grazie al riconoscimento dei nostri stimati clienti, Booking.com classifica Seasun come la migliore sistemazione a Monte Gordo – Grazie mille!!!

Electronic-only paid highways in Portugal

Are you planning to drive around Portugal and explore its wonders? If so, be aware that there are some highways that you can only pay with a predetermined wireless payment system of your choice – these include a small number of roads (though one of them is A22, the main highway in Algarve). You do not want to be caught off guard because then you may end up being charged relatively hefty fees.portagem 1There are several options you can choose from: Easytoll, Tollcard, Tollservice, or Temporary Via Verde Device. Briefly, Easytoll associates your vehicle plate with a credit card, Tollcard is a prepaid ticket service, Tollservice is a 20 euros prepaid ticket with unlimited use for 3 days, and Temporary Via Verde Device is a short-term subscription contract. Also note that “these products are only valid for roads with electronic-only tolls”. Click here for detailed information from the official website (in several languages: PT, EN, FR, ES).

More, there is a fifth option that is applicable only to vehicles with Portuguese plates (e.g. rental car): ATM payment. To use this last option you need to get an ATM reference number online from the post office website (CTT), 48 hours after you used the highway. Then you go to any ATM terminal and use the “other services” option in their menu to process the payment using the reference number for your toll bill. You can read more details by clicking here.

We recommend you consider the fees your credit card provider charges for international transactions when deciding which option is best for you (e.g. the prepaid option may end up having a lower total cost).

You can enroll on these services at the airport or at the road border. If renting a vehicle, make sure to ask your rent-a-car provider for details about how they can service you on this matter. Below is a picture of the enrollment booths at the Spanish border near Monte Gordo – note that usually there are assistants there to help you with this process.Autovia-Infante

Click here to download (pdf file) the map of Portuguese highways per payment type, as of March 2017.

Lastly, know that in Portugal any road with an A# (e.g. A1) is a paid highway. More, road quality can be usually assessed by their terminology, in the following order (best to worst): A#, IP#, IC#, N#.

Safe travels and have fun!

Dom Rodrigo – a delicious treat

Dom Rodrigo – delicious treat from Algarve

Salt of Portugal

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The most revered noble in the kingdom of Algarve does not own land or royal charters. Dom Rodrigo is a dessert that has been produced since the 18th century. It looks like a gift, wrapped in colored foil and tied with a ribbon.

Alchemists all over the world tried to turn lead into gold. In Algarve, cooks tried to turn eggs, sugar, cinnamon and almonds into joy. And they succeeded!

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4€ Algarve Wine wins Award / Vinho Algarvio de 4€ ganha prémio

EN: “Al-Ria Tinto 2015” is a blend of Touriga (portuguese cast) and Syrah produce by “Casa Santos Lima” that recently won the first place at an international wine competition in Belgium. Each bottle costs about 4€ in the supermarket – why not try it?

PT: “Al-Ria Tinto 2015” (Touriga nacional e Syrah) ganhou recentemente o 1 prémio numa competição internacional na Belgica. Custa cerca de 4€ no supermercado – porque não provar?

FR: “Al-Ria Tinto 2015” est un mélange de touriga (portugaise) et de syrah produit par “Casa Santos Lima” qui a récemment remporté la première place lors d’une compétition internationale de vin en Belgique. Chaque bouteille coûte environ 4€ dans le supermarché – pourquoi pas goûtez?

Links:

http://www.jornaldoalgarve.pt/vinho-algarvio-considerado-o-melhor-do-mundo/

http://www.casasantoslima.com/pt/os-vinhos/todas-as-regioes/2691