Celebrating Carnival in the Algarve

Carnival is a fairly historied Catholic tradition (and probably goes back even further than that, really). I'm assuming most of y'all aren't up to date on Catholic traditions, so here's a quick refresher course, courtesy of our friends at Wikipedia: Carnival (see other spellings and names) is a festive season that occurs immediately before the…

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The market in Loule and the Festa Chocolat!

Both of Kevin's grandmothers live in the Algarve, and that means double the fun for us. And the Portuguese are a people who love festivals, which means even more fun for all of us. Avo Maria lives in a mid-sized city called Loule. It's hundreds of years old, and it has a strong Moorish history.…