The Inside story
Apr28

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
Apr28

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 ith 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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Connecting People
Dec13

Connecting People

Connecting People This autumn we saw a welcome addition of a fleet of Mercedes Benz minibuses (20 seats) whizzing around with Rota das Falesias adorning the side. The buses are the first of their kind in the Carvoeiro area and offer a transportation link between Carvoeiro, Lagoa, and Ferragudo with convenient stops at points of interest in between. The “hop on-hop off ” service offers users the flexibility to, say, catch the morning...

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A Portuguese Hideaway
Dec12

A Portuguese Hideaway

River House meets river retreat, a holiday haven for foodies and nature lovers Heading inland from Silves, you might get the impression that you’re venturing into no man’s land but that is far from the case. There are many rural retreats hidden in wonderfully peaceful and stunningly beautiful locations dotted around the Algarve, so Inside Magazine took a drive out to meet Cheryl and Graham Smith and find out what makes their place...

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Stand Up Portugal
Dec12

Stand Up Portugal

Honuhele SUP boards, bringing manufacturing back to Portugal indsurfer Guilherme Martins welcomed Inside Magazine to his surf shop, overlooking the sprawling beach of Praia da Rocha, to find out more about his stand up paddle- boards business. Born in northern Portugal, Guilherme came back to his parents’ hometown, Portimão, and began to search for a beach concession where he could rent Stand Up Paddle- boards (SUP). In 2012 he found...

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Unique felt pieces
Dec12

Unique felt pieces

Water, soap and the pressure of Maria Custódio’s hands compress the wool to felt. A simple, ancient technique that, coupled with Maria’s imagination, allows for an infinite number of design possibilities. Unlike in Germany or France, the art of felting is not well known in Portugal where only a handful of artisans practise the art of wet or dry felt. Maria Custódio is one of these artists. Although she lived for the first...

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