Tuesday, May 6

Tuesday facts and ABCW tomorrow - P is for Portugal


I could have given you a lot of facts about Portugal this Tuesday, but the information available at Wikipedia is the right source for that reading. I will however, for all of you that want to take a trip to this interesting country, do not only read the overall Wikipedia article, but also go deeper into every 7 regions (Alentejo, Algarve, Açores, Centro, Lisboa, Madeira, and Norte).

Portugal is a developed country, and although having one of the lowest GDP per capita of Western European countries, it has a high Human Development Index and is among the world's 20 highest rated countries in terms of quality of life. It is a member of the European Union (since 1986) and the United Nations (since 1955)

My holiday last week to the three regions Algarve, Alentejo and Lisboa, has made my interest for visiting the Centro and Norte regions even stronger. According to comments from friends is the wine also better up there. May be will the island regions also be visited in the years to come.

But until new photos are taken, you have to deal with the south and one third of my shots presented like this of the Atlantic Ocean at
My Portugal Gallary.

10 comments:

RuneE said...

It seems like we have to put Portugal on the "short-list" (but it will be more of for us Greece later this year).

Anemone said...

Flotte bilder Arne.
Ferierte faktisk i portugal entt år vi også. Vakre klipper og en fabelaktig natur.

Men hvordan taklet din fru alle brostenene i Lisboa med sine høye heler, DET tengte nå jeg på :-?

Porto skal visst også være helt fabeløaktig har jeg hørt. Det tar vi en annen gang.

Daniel J Santos said...

let me see...

Excellent, excellent, excellent...

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Portugal is a very nice P! Nice photo too. No I'm learning someting to day as well.

Have fun:)

Ida said...

Life is good (in Portugal)!!! :)

ANNA-LYS said...

My dad and his 2:nd wife lived for many years on Maderia. They started two restaurants and hotel. I have heard that one of them is still going strong :-D

Me, myself have never been in Portugal, and I am convinced that if I go there, I will never leave.

Katney said...

Sorry I am so late stopping by as I've been away from my connection and was pretty busy on Wednesday. I enjoyed my visit to Portugal 42 years ago and will come back to enjoy yours when I have more time.

John said...

Meget informasjons rik post for "P", og mange fine ferie bilder i galleriet.

ANNA-LYS said...

How are You ArneA?

(( klem ))

Ida said...

Hei Arne.
Vil så gjerne få takke deg for en meget hyggelig kommentar på bloggen min i dag.
Kanskje jeg må skifte navnet på bloggtittelsen min etter det? ;)
"At the end of the word" eller "The world".
Du gjorde meg glad!
Skal nok få tid til både blogging og alt annet fremover.
Jeg er virkelig i flyt når jeg jobber i hagen og fotograferer.
Så, bloggingen er bare kos for meg.
Også er det jo en hageblogg med noe attåt også.
Det er mye som skjer de nærmeste dagene, så jeg dropper Q`en i morgen. Hadde tenkt å blogge mammas lappeteknikk. Q på engelsk det. Jeg er med i 17 mai komiteen her og nå er snart dagen der.
Gleder meg til å sette meg ned i sofaen lørdagskvelden med ett glass vin. :)
Håper du har det bra, etter hjemkomst.
Det er stille på bloggen din.
Kikker snart innom igjen.