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Portugal

My trips to Portugal, where I stayed both at my father's house in a village in Pinheirinho, in the Dao region and off the beaten track in an ecological zone (in which building is limited to existing ruins) in the Western Algarve region. Life here seems to have a slower, gentler pace than the modernity-driven lands I spend most of time in. I'm not saying it's ideal there or anything like that and I see a lot of really intelligent development here- but they seem to have retained an awareness of what life's about that has been more or less lost by the more fast-based ways of 'the successful countries'- not least in the food, which is always good and amazingly fresh. To go there is to find these values anew.

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Desert in a Dessert
Portugal
BBQ Stove Natural Power Lula 2 Lula 4
A Lake for Swimming The Partheon Lisbon Archway Sao Vicente Monestary View
Sao Vicente Monestary Lisbon View 2