Lunch in Santa Luzia 🐙

Santa Luzia is a small picturesque village just west of Tavira in Algarve fronting the sea and the island of Tavira and is famous for octopus. Along the river the street is full of different restaurants, all of them have octopus different styles on the menu and if somebody presumably does not want octopus there…

Walking trails; “Beliche trail”

The “Beliche trail” starts at the dam of Beliche in the municipality of Castro Marim, it’s a short trail that stretches over 6.3 km with moderate elevation and on mixed dirt- and asfalt roads. Along the way you will pass a number of orchards with mainly citrus trees but also fig trees, almond trees, etc….

Walking trails; “Boa Vista Trail”

The third trail “Boa Vista Trail” with start in Corte António Martins in the municipality of Vila Real de Santo Antonio, the distance is about 10.5 km on mixed dirt roads and asfalt roads with moderate ups and downs. You will experience stretches of the trail crosses a landscape of carob and holm oak trees,…

Herdade do Vau, Alentejo

After two months of lockdown because of Covid-19 things are slowly opening up again starting with the opening of golf courses followed by shops and now finally restaurants. All this happening with restrictions focusing on keeping the distance, hand hygiene, facial masks, etc. We did the last week our first longer trip outside the Vila…

Salted Chicken on the BBQ🐥

Chicken on the BBQ is a fantastic thing and we have a couple of recipes that we do quite frequently but the other day I found a new recipe on internet that we tried with great success. The original recipe in Swedish was posted on the following link. The chicken became very tasty, the meat…

HABEMOS TAPAS

Once in a while instead of lunch we go for some tapas, in Vila Real de Santo Antonio there are a couple of good tapas places and one of them is Habemos Tapas just between the city hall and Avenida Republica (just by the river). In winter time when the sun is out it’s nice…

Hiking and tracks in Algarve

There are many different hiking and tracks oprtunities in Algarve. One that we enjoyed in the springtime was to Odeleite. We drove from Vila Real de Santo António until Odeleite its 21 km.  There we parked the car in the center of the village. We walked across the road and there you can see different…

Testimonials “Casa Schöldström”

  James (Jim) October 2018 This apartment is amazing – everything you could wish for is at your fingertips. The thought and care that went into setting the place up for guests is truly inspiring. It was definitely our home away from home for the month, with many little added touches to make our stay…

Ca Te Quero (Rua do Exército 43, Vila Real de Santo Antonio)

Our neighborhood restaurant is just around the corner from our house has an offering of traditional Portuguese food at a very good price, service is good and you feel at home. It maybe doesn’t look to be much from the outside but don’t hesitate go in. As in many Portuguese restaurants the TV is always on…

Tasquinha da Muralha

Not only for fish-lovers, even those that claims they don’t like fish has changed their mind after a visit to this restaurant. The best fish in Algarve you find at a very small restaurant just by the river Guadiana in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, it’s not a restaurant that can be easily found as it is hidden…