Not only does Nature renew, refresh and enliven herself each Spring, but it is a great opportunity for women who want more out of life to do the same.Â Join me for two great renewal opportunities this Spring. These women’s retreats are not to be missed.
Choose from A Taste of Life – March 29 – April 13th or Awakening Spirit – April 12 – 27th if you seek renewal, adventure, freedom and luxury.Â Don’t miss out on these great opportunities to create the best life possible for yourself.
Easter Sunday in Sao Bras de Alportel is a glorious, joyous occasion. The streets are lined with flowers and greenery, all lovingly done by the hands of local volunteers. I can only imagine how many hours it takes to lay down several kilometres of flowers in intricate designs. Men and boys carrying astounding floral arrangements parade through the streets and calling Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. It seems that they cluster in groups and they definitely try to out cheer one another. A form of non-violent competition, it seems.
Bedspreads are hung from windows to pick up good luck as the parade passes by. Thousands come out to view, eat goodies from market stands, buy balloons for the kids and visit with one another. After the parade there is music, more food and a true Portuguese party atmosphere. Definitely an event not to be missed. The parade starts around 11ish, but arrive early cause parking gets tight.
Gwen McCauley here, Algarve travel expert and culinary tour guide. Welcome to my site and to the opportunity to host you on either one of my Custom Culinary Tours or my week-long scheduled A Taste of Algarve tours.
Explore the pages on this site. Feel free to connect with me with your questions and curiosities.
You may also be interested in knowing that I sustain collaborations with friendly and knowledgeable guides in other parts of Portugal. Mary H. Goudie, Lisbon, and I, in particular, often collaborate to offer our clients a 2-location custom culinary experience. Ask about how we can make your next visit to Portugal one you'll never forget . . .in the most positive and delightful way!