Monday, 15 December 2014

Lagos, Algarve,Portugal - International Contract for Urban Bus Services

Will Lagos see a reduction in local Onda urban bus services from March, 2015. Services to go to International Tender and calling for 36% reduction in costs - see:

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

An Update!

Ok! This blog has been a bit quiet over the past few months!

I've been busy travelling and developing a few new ideas which will see new projects coming on stream soon!

In the meantime, I've just got back from a few days in Evora in the Alentejo region of Portugal. It is a lovely picturesque University city dating back to Roman times which even boasts the remains of an old Roman temple to Diana. It's city walls are practically intact, as is its aqueduct.

Evora roman-temple sunset

Monday, 25 August 2014

...and now, Wizzair from Lisbon to Budapest

Thanks to Sergio Bastos, Low-cost Portugal for this information:

A couple of weeks after announcing the start of flights from Warsaw to Lisbon, have today announced the start of twice weekly flights between Lisbon and Budapest as from 30 March 2015.

Report here (in Portuguese):

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Finally, Low-cost Flights from Poland to Portugal!!!!

Wizzair have today announced that from March 2015, they will launch low-cost services twice weekly between Warsaw and Lisbon Airport.

There has and still is a great deficit in low-cost flights between Portugal and Central Europe. Let us hope that this will be start of a growing number of routes that will allow for a greater flow both tourists and business travellers between Portugal and countries such as Poland and Romania where there already exists strong links.

More here in Portuguese:



Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Nasa selects picture of the Moon over Lisbon as "Picture of the Day"

On 21st June, Portuguese astrophotographer, Miguel Claro, took a time-lapse picture of the full moon over the "Cristo Rei" (Christ the King) statue in Almada overlooking Lisbon, Portugal.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Lagos, Algarve, Portugal - Tenders open for reconstruction of D. Maria II Bridge reports tonight that the Lagos, Algarve, Portugal Municipal Council has today opened a call for tenders for the reconstruction of the D. Maria II Bridge which links the town of Lagos with the Meia Praia, Albadeira and Marina areas of the town on the other side of the river.

The Bridge was closed two years ago at short notice following an inspection that revealed serious problems with the integrity of the structure.

More here (in Portuguese):

The closure of the bridge brought substantial disruption to local traffic and added 3 kms to the commute between the areas concerned.

Aero-VIP Funchal- Porto Santo Flights - Update

The Portuguese Govt. has signed a new contract this week with Aero-Vip to continue operation of its service between Funchal Airport, Madeira and Porto Santo Island Airport for another 3 years as from 1st June 2014..

More here (in Portugese):

Buses from Ferrol to Cedeira in Galicia, Spain

The following appears to be the current schedule for buses between  Ferrol to Cedeira in Galicia, Spain :
Service appears to be operated by: rialsa/monbus -
Buses leave from: Plaza de Galicia in Ferrol
The following are the weekday departure times from Ferrol and arrival times in Cedeira:
Dep.   Arr:
07:00 08:05

11:30 12:35

14:45 15:50

17:15 18:20

20:15 21:20