Thursday, 29 October 2009

Bon anniversaire, Asterix et Obelix!

C'est pas toujours que ce rosbif poste un article sur ce blog en français!

Mais, Par Toutatis, aujourd'hui c'est le 50eme anniversaire des heros Gaulois, Asterix et Obelix.

Peut-être qu'ils n'ont jamais conquis Rome, mais ils ont conquis le monde littéraire, ces cinq dernières décennies et ils ont jamais laissée-nous oublier que

"Ces Romans, ils sont fous!"

Bon anniversaire, Asterix et Obelix!

http://www.lefigaro.fr/bd/2009/10/29/03014-20091029ARTFIG00361-asterix-et-obelix-fetent-leurs-cinquante-ans-.php


http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/oct/27/asterix-50th-birthday-france


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/6408243/The-50th-Anniversary-of-Asterix-and-Obelix.html



http://economico.sapo.pt/noticias/asterix-faz-50-anos_71529.html


http://www.asterix.com/

Buses between Santa Barbara de Nexe and Faro

For buses between Santa Barbara de Nexe and Faro please see this page on Cubsur's excellent site:

http://thomasallen.home.sapo.pt/travel/044.htm

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Airport Transfer from Faro Airport to Albufeira

Right,,,here comes the first lot.....

Nº. 1

Try these guys who I used back in April:

http://www.low-cost-transfers.com/faro-airport/index.php


Nº 2....

http://www.polotur.com/

Nº 3.

http://www.sul-travel.com/



Nº. 4

See if Diskwizz is floating around the Tripadvisor Algarve forum..he usually has some ideas.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Lagos - places to visit outside of town

Try following:

1) Silves

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silves_Municipality,_Portugal

2) Monchique

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monchique

3) West Coast

Drive west from Lagos towards Sagres and Cape St. Vincent, (the most south westerly point in Europe)

Sagres was the location of a famous navigation school set up by Infante Dom Henrique in the 15C and which led to the Portuguese opening up of the trade routes to India around the Cape of Good Hope. There is a fortress and museum there.

Run North from Vila de Bispo (8km before Sagres) towards Carrapateira and Bordeira towards Aljezur. Check out the beachs and beautiful cliff lined coast.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

DIY Tool Hire - Algarve

Equipment Rental in Portugal is a fairly new business type that has only evolved over the past 8 years or so.

In the Lagos area I am not so sure that there are any real substantial businesses doing this, but I seem to remember that Mad Max in Portimão do some equipment rental.

Also see the following who are based between Albufeira and Faro.

http://www.brazmaq.com/brazmaq/aluguer.html - São Bras.

http://www.tools-tools.com/
- Loulé

http://www.vendaploc.pt/vendap_contactos.html
- Ferreiras, nr. Albufeira

Monday, 19 October 2009

Home Electrical Fittings - Lisbon

Have a look in AKI

C. Com. Colombo, Lj. A003
Av. Lusíada
1500-392 Lisboa

Tel. +351 217 110 750


They also have shops in Alverca, Cascais, Telheiras, Expo amongst other.

See: http://www.aki.pt

Also try Leroy Merlin

Estrada Nacional 249/4, Km 0.1
2710-088 SINTRA
PORTUGAL

Tel: (+351) 21 925 37 00

See: http://www.leroymerlin.pt/lmpt/bricolage/lojas/Sintra/sintra.html?page=5

Also along R. São José that runs parallel to Avda. da Liberdade, there are some electrical retailers who may have what you want or who may be able to point you further in the right direction.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Public Transport to Zambujeira do Mar

Unfortunately, there are are very poor bus services serving Zambujeira do Mar.

You will be able to get a bus from Seville to Lagos

See this article on my blog:

http://barlaventostravelblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/seville-to-algarve-bus-services-winter.html


You will then need to get the twice daily Rede Expressos bus from Lagos to São Teotonio.

Dept: 08:30 Arr: 09:40
Dept: 15:20 Arr: 16:30

From São Teotonio you will have to get a taxi or walk to Zambujeira de Mar.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

3 Monkeys Bar - Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

For all fans of Three Monkeys Bar, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Kendall has just finished a 48 hour mega-refit.

Three Monkeys Bar NO LONGER SMELLS of stale beer...for about 48 hours :)))

I was summoned there tonight at 18:00 by text......Got there at 20:00 and they were still finishing...with sweat pouring off them.

Well done the workers!

Photo proof below:

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Seville to Algarve Bus Services - Winter 2009/2010

My thanks to Cubsur (http://www.algarvebus.info) for this latest important late breaking information.

The DAMAS/EVA bus service between Seville,Spain and Faro, Albufeira and Lagos in the Algarve Region of Portugal will not operate on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holiday's between 12th October 2009 and 31st May 2010, according to the EVA website here. (http://www.eva-bus.com)

The only daily bus service at weekends between the Algarve and Seville will be the alsa.es bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Seville via Faro bus station:

Faro Dept: 01:45 (Portuguese Time)
Seville Arr: 05:45 (Spanish Time)

Seville Arr: 23:59 (Spanish Time)
Faro Dept: 01:45 (Portuguese Time)

Portimão (Algarve) - Marbella, Spain by bus via Seville

As I explained in my previous post there are no direct rail links between the Algarve and Andalucia so it is not possible to travel from Faro to Marbella by train.

Buses:

http://www.eva-bus.com

Portimão 07:00 (Portuguese Time)
Sevilla (Est. das Armas) 13:00 (Spanish Time)

Note: This service will not operate on Saturday's, Sunday's and Public Holiday's between 12th October 2009 and 31st May 2010.

You will need to get a local C4 bus between Estacion Plaza das Armas to El Prado Bus Station which runs from just after 6 in the morning till 23:30.

Bus company: http://www.losamarillos.es

Sevilla (Estación de A. Prado de San Sebastián) 18:45
MARBELLA EST 22:00

It is not possible to buy tickets in advance online outside Portugal and Spain

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Faro to Cabanas - Tavira

No, it is not possible to take a train from Faro Airport to Cabanas Tavira.

Trains run from Faro Town Station to Tavira. You would need to take a taxi or the infrequent bus from Faro Airport to Faro Centre.

You will find a bus timetable for the service from Tavira to Cabanas here.

http://thomasallen.home.sapo.pt/travel/029.htm

For Cabanas, a hire car is recommended.