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Vagos… one day!

Vagos

Bad memories One night, driving through Vagos, I felt an intense and pleasant floral aroma. I was immediately hit by a wave of sneezing, so violent that I hesitated between stopping, not to lose control of the car, or accelerating, to free myself from the aroma that was causing the intense allergic reaction.I opted for the second, but I…

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Always a feast

Barcelos 1

Popular feasts The first two times I tried to visit Barcelos, I couldn’t, because the partying crowds didn’t allow me to park anywhere. On the third, I parked outside the city, crossed the bridge, and… surprise – I found a city rejoicing.

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People

Mr Alfredo, 56. Mr Alfredo waited tables at the Mozambican Presidency from 1972 until 1998. Started in 1972 working then for the Gov. Pimentel dos Santos, Mozambican’s Portuguese Governor in duty. Later Mr Alfredo served Mr Victor Crespo, in duty for the transition government from ’74 ’til ’75. In 1975 Mozambique become a sovereign country and Mr Alfredo kept…

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Tanta

Tanta

Butchery in Tanta – little girl with big knife Like in any other Egyptian town, Butcheries in Tanta show their meats outside in the open busy streets. I run for some pictures of this particular butchery and, after a few shots, this little girl (pictured) asked me to make a photo of her. I can not speak Arabic myself…

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Memories of Angola

Angola

Coffee and Timber Angola’s natural wealth is not just oil and diamonds. For a year I lived on a farm in the north, where coffee production and logging reached impressive values. The civil war stopped many of these explorations, but the potential is there, and I dream to see the spectacle of coffee flowering again. Scars of war War…

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Night fire in Reguengos

Reguengos de Monsaraz

Many Portuguese villages have the tradition of partying around a big fire in a holly day’s eve (in Turquel, my home town, is June 12), but I never saw such a big fire as in Reguengos de Monsaraz.  For sure, it was fired in New Year’s eve, but we were there 24 hours later, and it was still burning…

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Memories of Angra

For a Portuguese, obliged to see hundreds of Brazilian novels a day in TV, Angra dos Reis became a mythic synonym of richness, beauty, and quality of life. That’s why, on arrival, the sensation was – disappointment. Angra is a common town; the marvel is in the sea. So… take a boat and leave. But, if you accept my…

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Respect

Shopping

Respect It’s impossible to visit the west, without coming back with a feeling of admiration for the Indians’ capacity to survive in such a territory. ​I read that they charged too much for the visit, and maybe they do (my costs were included in the flying package), but… my God! They deserve it!

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