Musical versatility
Sep13

Musical versatility

There´s more to the Portuguese guitar than fado, says master player and teacher José Alegre José Alegre says he never planned to become a musician: “It just happened. Music chose and surrounded me,” he said, smiling. But it was José who chose the Portuguese guitar and made it into his instrument of choice. “It is the most important thing in my life, my partner, the box where I keep my dreams.” There were no music schools in his...

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Hungry for history
Sep01

Hungry for history

Discovering the historical and gastronomic treasures of Silves When friends Joana Cabrita and António Guerreiro left University to travel to far away lands and follow their professional careers in international television production, arts and branding, they never imagined being back in Faro in 2017 and operating Eating Algarve Tours. Both passionate about culture, tradition and gastronomy, they decided to return to their homeland and...

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Jazz with Hugo Alves
Jul13

Jazz with Hugo Alves

Meet one of Portugal´s most famous jazz musicians On August 15, at around 10pm, the Algarve Jazz Orchestra (OJA) will present the Great Summer Concert at Carvoeiro Beach, worthy of the most prestigious concert halls in the world. This year’s theme is “Pop & Funk Summer Beats” and guest artist Ana Rita Inácio will be joining them on stage. Much like in previous years, the concert will feature synchronized fireworks, combining...

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Oceans of vision
Jul13

Oceans of vision

A look at the history of Zoomarine with its founder In 1991 Portuguese-Argentinean businessman, Pedro Lavia, opened the doors to what has been his lifelong dream and an absolutely innovative project in Portugal and a defining element in the Algarve: Zoomarine. Boasting a haul of tourism and scientific awards, the team was the first to introduce dolphins to the country and, in 2002, opened the first marine species rehabilitation centre...

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The Inside story
Jul12

The Inside story

The Inside story Inside Magazine is 10 years young Back in April 2007, when the first edition of this magazine was published, Carvoeiro was buzzing. After the slump that followed, it’s only recently that the “Village” (see overleaf) has regained its upbeat vibe. By 2010 many businesses had closed down, but this magazine carried on through the lean times. Inside Carvoeiro was launched with the aim of creating a local magazine that...

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Moving in the Right Direction
Jul12

Moving in the Right Direction

A family Business With Portugal high up there on investors’ radars, property sales are rocketing in the Algarve and Algarve Removals are successfully helping relocation a smooth and pain-free experience. From partial to full loads, including the transportation of vehicles, the professional team has more than 15 years in the UK-Portugal removal business and even offers long or shortterm warehouse facilities, both here in the Algarve...

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Old vines, new wines
Dec13

Old vines, new wines

Red, white, rosé… and yellow… a wine tour with a twist With the summer months a distant memory, Inside Magazine joined forces with Vasco Chaveca, jumped into his bright yellow, electric Tuk Tuk and headed off into the countryside between Lagoa and Silves on a leisurely wine tour, tailored-made for us. Vasco will often customise a tour, taking in to account time constraints or a interest in a par- ticular producer for...

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Makeover for Tivoli Almansor Hotel
Dec13

Makeover for Tivoli Almansor Hotel

Makeover for Tivoli Almansor Hotel The Tivoli Almansor hotel is undergoing major refurbishment this winter and aims to be open at the beginning of April 2017. Having been open for 25 years, the four-star hotel was showing signs of aging when the new owners, Minor International, closed its doors in November 2016. The new and improved plans will no doubt boost the hotel’s status to five stars, which are certainly more fitting to its...

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