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Festival das Sopas, Proença-a-Velha, Portugal

Piano Accordians, Festival das Sopas, Proença-a-Velha, Topsy Turvy Tribe

You only need to live in Portugal for a short time to realise that sopa, soup, really is the foundation of everything. Portuguese life revolves around soup. Children are weaned on it, every meal begins with it, and a day Read more…


Festa da Divina Santa Cruz, Monsanto, Portugal

Monsanto Medieval Rock Band, Topsy Turvy Tribe

Central Portugal has a staggering amount of festas. We almost visit a different festa every weekend. The Portuguese community really do know how to host a good festa, particularly a medieval themed event. We have been to Medelim, Idanha-a-Velha and Read more…


Rock Climbing, Aldeia de João Pires, Portugal

Topsy Turvy Tribe, Aldeia do Joao Pires, Portugal

We are fortunate enough to live in the picturesque village of Aldeia de João Pires. Our small village takes you on a journey back in time; Granite houses, cobbled streets, peace, quiet and tranquillity. The area that surrounds the village has Read more…


Village Life, Idanha-a Velha, Portugal

Village Life, Idanha-a-Velha, Topsy Turvy Tribe, Central Portugal

Village Life in Idanha-a-Velha is pretty fast paced, well, not really. The former Capital of ancient Egitânia has now become a sleepy village; despite the fact that it is one of the 12 Aldeias Históricas de Portugal, historical villages of Read more…


Sorthela Castle and Historic Village, Central Portugal

Sorthela Castle and Village, Sortelha, Central Portuga

Sorthela Castle and historic village is one of Central Portugal’s 12 historical villages or Aldeias historical de Portugal. Sorthela is one of Portugal’s oldest and most beautiful villages. The walled village is guarded by the towering 13th Century castle, built Read more…


Monsanto Castle

Monsanto Castle, Monsanto, Central Portugal

Monsanto Castle (Monsanto Castelo), is an impressive fortress strategically located on the top of the mountain overlooking the hillside village of Monsanto. We have visited Monsanto before, it is renowned for being one of the most Portuguese villages in Portugal Read more…


Medieval Festa in Idanha-a-Velha

Medieval Music at Idanha-a-Velha Festa, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

Last weekend we went to a Medieval Festa (festival) in the nearby historic village of Idanha-a-Velha. There are a network of villages throughout Central Portugal that have been designated as historic (Aldeias Históricas de Portugal). The twelve historic villages host Read more…