February 24, 2011

Bonitas de Lisbon

Bonitas de Lisbon.
BONITAS DE LISBON PORTUGAL

Located in the southwestern region of Europe, 97% of the total population of Portugal (11,317,192) was born in the country.

Portugal regained its independence for good from Spain in 1668, and became a Republic in 1910. On 1 January 1986 Portugal joined the EU. Porugal has a population density of 114 people/km2 of density and a total area of 92,090 km2.

WEATHER

Portugal yearly ordinary temperature varies from 13°C (in the north) to 18°C farther south. The county has roughly 2500 to 3200 hours of sunshine a year, with 4-6 hours daily in winter about half the extent of sunhine in the summer.
The highest recorded temperature was 47.4°C in Amareleja. To enjoy the best of Portugal's weather Hire Car Portugal.

THE LEGACY OF PORTUGUESE CULTURE

Football is Portugal's lasting sporting passion with top-class international players and celebrated coaches. Popular Portuguese literature could be said to have begun with Portuguese-Galician troubadours in the 14th century.

If you are landing at Lisbon Airport, hire a car from there. Go for Car Rental Lisbon Airport

February 23, 2011

Faro City

FARO

Located in the southern part of Portugal, Faro is the capital of Algarve and is located near the Ria Formosa Lagoon - a natural reserve.

The population of the city is 41,934 however the number of people living in the entire municipal area is 58,305.

Faro, Algarve


Faro's most famous event is the Faro International Motorcycle Rally, which is very popular in Europe. There are other famous places and services include the University of Algarve, a public university, Faro airport, the seaport, railway station and the local bus service.

AIRPORT

Faro airport is around 2.6km from the city of Faro. The Algarve has a very moderate temperature which makes Faro airport a very busy airport throughout the year; however the peak season is from March to October.

According to the data available approximately 5.4 million people boarded their flight from Faro airport in 2008. Ryanair based 7 aircraft in March 2010 at Faro airport. Even though it is a small airport, it handles a huge number of flights from the UK and other countries. There are a lot of food joints, gift shops and coffee shops at the airport. The two other closest airports are in Lisbon (capital of Portugal) and Jerez (in Spain). There are no trains at the airport but there are a lot of taxis and cars to be hired. Check out Hire a Car Faro Airport

HIRING A CAR IN PORTUGAL

Portugal is a beautiful place and exploring the area around Faro can be best done by hiring a car which gives you the liberty and freedom to reach different places that public transport will not be able to take you to. If you hire a car, you can enjoy the exotic beaches in Lagos, Alvor, Luz and Carvoeiro. There are certain things that you should take care of when hiring a car like driving on the right hand side, having a valid driving license, wearing a seat belt all the time and no cell phone usage while driving. Check Hire a Car Portugal

February 21, 2011

Comboios de Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is Portugal's national railway. CP runs both inter-city and suburban trains.


The first railway in Portugal was built by the original Companhia dos Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses in 1856 from Lisbon to nearby Carregado. This company was nationalized in 1975 to eventually become CP.

There are four suburban lines in Lisbon (Azambuja, Cascais, Sintra & Sado) and four in Porto (Aveiro, Braga, Marco & Guimaraes).

The main intercity route is the 220kmph Alfa Pendular which connects Braga to Oporto, Lisbon and Faro. Lisbon to Porto takes from 2 hours 45 minutes on the quickest trains to just over 3 hours on the slower ones.


Visitors can register on the CP website to book tickets and calculate fares (in English). The present fare from Lisbon to Porto (Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Porto Campanha) on the quicker service is 30 Euros or 21 Euros on the slower services in 2nd class (turistica). First class fares (conforto) are 42 and 31 Euros respectively, which is very good value.

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