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Santini Bombons – Chocolate & Ice Cream Delights

Santini Bombons – Chocolate & Ice Cream Delights

By | March 29, 2015 at 2:40 pm | No comments

Portuguese of all ages have fond memories of being taken to Santini’s by their parents for ice cream during the warm summer months. In modern times, this delicious ice cream, offered in a range of exotic flavors, has often been called “the best ice cream in the world.” But...

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Prazeres 28 – Cork Sculpture by Nuno Vasa

Prazeres 28 – Cork Sculpture by Nuno Vasa

By | March 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm | No comments

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC is celebrating Portuguese and Spanish culture….and Lisbon’s famous Tram 28 gets all dressed up for the party! In actuality, in March, the renowned cultural center is presenting Iberian Suite: Global Arts Remix, a...

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50 Shades of Grey Features Portuguese Furniture Designers

50 Shades of Grey Features Portuguese Furniture Designers

By | February 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm | No comments

50 Shades of Grey, the international best-selling novel by E. L. James, is now a major motion picture. The highly-anticipated erotic thriller set in Vancouver, by Hollywood-based Focus Features, has a distinctive Portuguese signature. Portuguese furniture and lighting designers...

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CR7 101 – Canadian University Offers Course on Cristiano Ronaldo

CR7 101 – Canadian University Offers Course on Cristiano Ronaldo

By | February 7, 2015 at 10:05 am | No comments

You think you know Cristiano Ronaldo? Think again. Then, sign up for a semester-long course at the University of British Columbia in Okanagan. Students will examine the global image of the Real Madrid superstar player, three-time Ballon d’Or winner, Armani model, tabloid...

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Firemen of Setúbal Calendar 2015

Firemen of Setúbal Calendar 2015

By | November 29, 2014 at 9:00 am | No comments

Don't know what to get that girl (and some guys) on your holiday gift list? We've got a suggestion....!! (Story from our sister site Portugal Confidential LGBT) They’re at it again. The hunky firefighters in Setubal (Bombeiros de Setubal) have released a new calendar for...

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Haunted Houses in Portugal

Haunted Houses in Portugal

By | October 31, 2014 at 7:13 am | No comments

It’s that time of year again; time when temperatures become cooler and darkness sets in sooner.  It’s the perfect atmosphere to celebrate ghosts and goblins (Halloween – 31 October) and remember those no longer with us (All Saints Day and Day of the Dead – 1...

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