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

Friday, 2 May 2014

Its about space........

Its not often that I post something totally out of this world but today NASA switched on its High Definition Earth Viewing experiment, a live stream view of earth beamed directly from the International Space Station.

Want to go somewhere else on a virtual vacation, watch this.....

Live streaming video by Ustream

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Lagos, Algarve to Salema, Algarve - Bus Timetables 2014 (EVA Transportes)

The following are the current (April 2014) bus timetables for the EVA Transportes bus route between Lagos, Algarve, Portugal and Salema, Algarve, Portugal.

Lagos to Salema

Salema to Lagos

Lisbon Airport to Setubal

From Lisbon Airport there is a slightly more direct way to Setubal by Public transport.

1) Take the Metro Linha Vermelha (Red Line) three stops from Lisbon Airport to Gare Oriente Train/Metro/Bus Station.

2) From Gare Oriente Bus Station, operate their route no. 562 direct to Setubal. Takes about 40 minutes.

For Timetable see: