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MUSEUMS New Highlight On Funchal

Ever been to Funchal? Portuguese island in the Atlantic. A strangly divided piece of land far out in the ocean: this side of the mountains and the other side of the mountains, a cliff dividing the land like a dragons back. With different landscape and weather. The capital Funchal is on this side, beautiful town … Weiterlesen »

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WINE The Nice Advice … (No. 74)

The northern Portuguese harbour is, as the name demonstrates, worldwide known for their Porto Wines. A fine drink, before or after a meal, or in your cosy library, or at an important conversation. In Porto they have now produced a very simple, but very helpful map to find the 15 points of interest for the … Weiterlesen »

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CITIES A Story Of Glory (No. 53)

I’m often asked: We have a couple of days off, where should we go? What shall I say? My sentiment is not yours, often people are therefore disappointment when they follow my advise. I now rarely give any hints. Or somebody asks: We are flying to Europe, got a secret for us? Yes, I have … Weiterlesen »

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COLLECTING This Shop Is Top … (No. 4)

It’s one of those establishments, you thought it hadn’t survived the Second World War. But in Portugal everything is still possible and the shop of Senhor Castanheira da Silveira (the name alone is a treasure), called „Loja das Coleccoes“ – the Hall of the Collectors, is the best example. I tell you: Here we have … Weiterlesen »

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BATHROOM The Nice Advice … (No. 3)

There is not much to say but a superlativ. I didn’t believe it at first: Why should something so gentlemanly comforting come from Portugal? But „Musgo Real“, produced by Claus in Porto and created in the 20s, is indeed the best shaving cream in the world. Why? I don’t know. That’s why I tried it and … Weiterlesen »

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