2 Jun

Our 10 favourite Algarve beaches

The long coastline of Portugal – no less than 832 kilometers long – is a combination of many rugged, beautiful, relaxing and rocky beaches. It is impossible to view all these beaches. But why not start in the Algarve, near The White House? Because the impressive rock formations, clean beaches, and charming towns immediately put...
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9 Apr

Problem? What problem!

In Portugal we usually enjoy wonderful weather. The sun is shining and everyone looks full of life and cheerful. Well, everyone …? It might be difficult to imagine but the Portuguese can grumble about everything. And of course the weather is never as it should be. is  A sunny day? What a tropical heatwave! A...
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17 Feb

Eating out with Marcel

Do you know the footballers of Barreirense, Belenenses, Campomaiorense, Farense and of course the Olhanense? Many Portuguese sports clubs are named after the city of origin and with some creativity you will find out that the Trofense originate from Trofa and the Oliveirense from … Oliveira! Football is omnipresent in Portugal. And of course everyone...
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1 Jan

Book your cheap flight to Algarve

Do you recognise that feeling when everyone flies to the sun on a discount, while all you can find are those really expensive tickets! I regularly see ‘super’ offers from Tui or Easyjet, but when I choose to fly, those bottom prices have disappeared like snow in the summer sun. Fortunately, we have gained some...
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1 Jun

5 Misconceptions about the Algarve

Portugal has fast become a popular destination. Magazines are filled with articles on trendy Lisbon, bustling Porto or the soothing hinterland. The Algarve is attracting more and more tourists and for our Algarve B&B that is obviously good news. Every week we receive guests in The White House who introduce themselves with an hesitant ‘this...
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1 Jun

Hooray for spring

In our Portuguese B&B we try to serve a weekly diner for our guests. That is always great fun. Our guests love to eat in and we love to cook and make a nice (mostly vegetarian) menu. Seasonal cooking is trendy. Every month, new cook books with fashionable subtitles about seasonal cooking, cooking from your...
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