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Book: ‘The Travels of Mendes Pinto’ – Editor’s Note

This text, ostensibly the autobiography of Portuguese explorer Fernão Mendes Pinto, came second only to Marco Polo’s work in exciting Europe’s imagination of the Orient. Chronicling adventures from Ethiopia to Japan, Travels covers twenty years of Mendes Pinto’s odyssey as a soldier, a merchant, a diplomat, a slave, a pirate, and a missionary, and continues […]

Travel: Life in Piódão is much more than clickbait journalism – Portugal

Joy Hanford, Contributor (*) Last month my Facebook wall was flooded with a link from The Huffington Post again and again asking, “Joy, have you been here?” The link lead me to an article about Piódão. I have been to Piódão, one of the most impressive places I have visited in Portugal thus far, but […]

Terceira: Angra do Heroísmo hosting ‘World Youth Island Games’ – Azores

The city of Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores, is hosting the 19th edition of ‘Jeux des Iles’ [Island Games] taking place between May 27 and May 31. The three-day event, organized by the ‘Comité d´Organisation Jeux des Iles’ (COJI) in partnership with the Government of the Azores, will gather about 400 athletes, 12-16 years of […]

Opinion: Where does Portugal figure in all this?
– By Len Port

By Len Port, Contributor(*) A weekend is a long time in politics. It certainly was last weekend, especially for the future of the European Union. Immediately before the election in Britain, it was no more than a possibility that the UK would hold a referendum on its membership of the EU. After the votes had […]

Book: ‘The Transformation Book’ – Fernando Pessoa repurposed – Review

By George Monteiro, Contributor (*) When, sight unseen, I agreed to review the latest Pessoa book, I did not know what I was letting myself in for. Although I’ve kept up pretty much with all the books presenting collections of materials, largely previously unpublished, I was not prepared for the put-together collection of materials comprising […]

Book: ‘The Travels of Mendes Pinto’ – Editor’s Note

27 May 2015

This text, ostensibly the autobiography of Portuguese explorer Fernão Mendes Pinto, came second only to Marco Polo’s work in exciting Europe’s imagination of the Orient. Chronicling adventures from Ethiopia to Japan, Travels covers twenty years of Mendes Pinto’s odyssey as a soldier, a merchant, a diplomat, a slave, a pirate, and a missionary, and continues […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Damão, Diu, East Timor, Featured, Goa, Life Style, Politics, Portugal, Travel, World

Travel: Life in Piódão is much more than clickbait journalism – Portugal

21 May 2015

Joy Hanford, Contributor (*) Last month my Facebook wall was flooded with a link from The Huffington Post again and again asking, “Joy, have you been here?” The link lead me to an article about Piódão. I have been to Piódão, one of the most impressive places I have visited in Portugal thus far, but […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Heritage, Life Style, People, Portugal, Travel, World

Terceira: Angra do Heroísmo hosting ‘World Youth Island Games’ – Azores

18 May 2015

The city of Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores, is hosting the 19th edition of ‘Jeux des Iles’ [Island Games] taking place between May 27 and May 31. The three-day event, organized by the ‘Comité d´Organisation Jeux des Iles’ (COJI) in partnership with the Government of the Azores, will gather about 400 athletes, 12-16 years of […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Portugal, Sports, Terceira, World

Opinion: Where does Portugal figure in all this?
– By Len Port

15 May 2015

By Len Port, Contributor(*) A weekend is a long time in politics. It certainly was last weekend, especially for the future of the European Union. Immediately before the election in Britain, it was no more than a possibility that the UK would hold a referendum on its membership of the EU. After the votes had […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, World

Book: ‘The Transformation Book’ – Fernando Pessoa repurposed – Review

14 May 2015

By George Monteiro, Contributor (*) When, sight unseen, I agreed to review the latest Pessoa book, I did not know what I was letting myself in for. Although I’ve kept up pretty much with all the books presenting collections of materials, largely previously unpublished, I was not prepared for the put-together collection of materials comprising […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Heritage, People

Update: Rep. Devin Nunes recommends ‘long term solution’ for the Lajes Field – Azores

10 May 2015

US Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said today in Terceira, Azores, that it is essential and possible to find a “long term solution” to the Lajes Field state of affairs by reviewing the US policies announced in January regarding the US military outpost on the island. Congressman Nunes is leading a delegation of members of the […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, Terceira

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