Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Since we are in a vacation time, here is some information for those who would like to visit Portugal.

“Portugal is one of the oldest countries in all Europe, where outstanding monuments, castles and churches meet the futuristic new buildings and technologies embraced by this vibrant country.

With traditions and architecture stretching back over the centuries, some say this is one of the most ancient countries in Europe; great! This is the magic of Portugal and along with its climate, it makes this a favourite destination for the discerning tourist.

Lisbon is one of Europe’s most unspoilt cities while the delights of Cascais and Sintra are just a short drive away.
The peace and tranquility of the small villages built inside old castles walls or amidst stunningly picturesque countryside cannot be surpassed.

And don’t forget Madeira, paradise island of the Atlantic where the abundant flora is just as incredible as the stunning coasts and mountains.

But if you’re after a sun-tan, the beautiful and long sandy beaches of the Algarve have it all. Surrounded by amazing cliffs and crystal clear waters, this is the Portuguese region with the best all year round weather.

Places to See
We show you all the places to go, whatever your taste:
Sun • Scenery • Tranquility
We’ve got it covered.

Essential Information
Essential info to help you plan and prepare for your holiday:
Driving • Culture • Language
Also, lots of related material.

Weather & Climate
Check out the current weather in Portugal, and Madeira:
The forecast • satellite images • annual averages
It’s all here. ”

In Portugal Live

Tips on How to save: In the supermarket

1 - Decide previously, how much do you want to spend and take along a calculator machine to control the money.
2 – Make a list of what you need and stick to it.
3 – Take enough time to shop, therefore you can compare products and prices.
4 - Do go to the supermarket on an empty stomach, you will tend to buy more food than you really need.
5 – Look at the leaflets left in mail box. It might worth to drive a bit more and buy a specific product cheaper than usual.
6 – Don't buy everything just in one supermarket. It might save you money to buy fruits and vegetables ou fish and meet in little markets.
7 - Compare the price of a single unit with the price of a package. If it's something that you will need it might be a better deal to buy the large packs.
8 - Use promotions in a smart way. If you don't need, don't buy!
9 – Try the products with no brand. In some cases, they have similar better quality than original products and you may save from 30% up to 50%.
10 – Search for magazines that publish the lists announcing the cheapest supermarket in your country. Savings can be made without traveling great distances.
11 - Avoid buying in service stations. Everything it's too expensive.
12 – If you have the place, try to farm vegetables at home. They are healthier and cheaper.

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