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I can respond to most questions concerning travel, tourism, real estate, culture, living, history, internet, general economic matters and market research in Portugal, including the Algarve. . I can also provide counsel on on public transport within, to and from Portugal and into Spain. Please note that I cannot always guarantee to provide detailed itineraries. Please note that as travel costs are currently constantly changing I cannot provide guaranteed information on prices!

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I have known Portugal for 40 years. I have lived in Lagos in the Algarve for the past 15 years and have extensive geographic, cultural, historical, and commercial knowledge of the region particularly as relevant to the travel, tourism and real estate sectors..


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Life Experience 3 UK A-Levels. Fluent Portuguese and French

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Recent Answers from BarlaventoExpert

2016-06-26 Portugal travel:

Hi Zhi,    Faro is the district administrative capital of the Algarve Region of Portugal and while there is a very small lovely old centre it will only take about a couple of hours to view the town.  

2015-09-11 bus timetable:

I do not really understand you question.    In Portugal there are long distance buses between main centre and local/regional buses serving districts from those centres.    Do I understand that you want

2014-08-19 Snorkeling and Property Rental:

I regret that I do not fully understand the nature of your query.    1) Who are "Algarve Experts"? Do they have a website? Do they have email?    2) Why should I receive questions from them?    3) How

2014-03-21 global telephones:

I cannot answer about buying a mobile in Italy but I can tell you that if you buy a mobile in Portugal, you will have to pay roaming charges in Spain and Italy. Ditto if you buy a mobile in Spain you have

2014-02-18 Train Travel:

There is no direct train service from Santiago da Compostela to Lisbon.    The best rail connection is as follows (info from: www.renfe.es (Spanish Railways)):    Depart Santiago da C: 16.05  Arr Vallodolid:


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