Azulejo – the name for Portuguese tile work – is seen at many public buildings in Portugal. Here’s an example of fine tile work art at an abandoned train station in the south of Portugal. Have a look;
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The Alentejo region in Portugal is known for it’s many red wines. Less known is Portuguese olive oil. An old Portuguese saying “as thin as the oil from Moura” goes far back into history. Moura - now near the largest reservoir lake in Europe - is still well known for it’s exceptional olive oil.
A large golf resort at the shores of Europe’s biggest reservoir lake in Portugal is expected to open end of 2012. A former royal hunting estate – Herdade do Roncão – owned by King Carlos I of Portugal is transformed into a luxury hotel with golf course. Have a look;
South of the biggest reservoir lake in Portugal – the Alqueva Lake – a deserted old railroad line runs through the Alentejo landscape connecting Beja with Moura. The railroad track is closed since 1989 and has been open since 1902. An impression of an old railroad bridge and railway stations on the 54 Km long railroad track.
Argan oil has it’s primary origins in the south-west of Morocco from relatively small region between Agadir and Essaouira. Over the past years the internet got stuffed with argan oil resellers. In Morocco it’s practically the same - Argan oil is sold allover Morocco. But a few trade names and brands keep coming back – an impression where culinary argan oil comes from.