Great things to see and do in Portugal

Road tolls widened to Algarve

Posted on Nov 28 2011
As most people know, Portugal is doing everything it can to cut costs and raise revenues, and one of the methods at its disposal is charging people to drive on the road. The introduction of SCUT payment systems in the north...

How to park like the Portuguese

Posted on Jul 27 2011
Parking in Portugal is a confusing affair. There are car parks everywhere, with clearly delineated spaces, yet the rule is generally “park your car wherever there is space if you think you can get away with it”. Here...

How to drive round a roundabout

Posted on May 31 2011
A helpful graphic. Most Brits are either shocked or highly amused by the way Portuguese people drive. Even Portuguese people laugh at how crazy everyone else drives in Portugal. Nothing is more shocking/entertaining/frightening...

Socrates resignation takes its toll on SCUTs

Posted on Apr 14 2011
Toll road introductions on hold for now The introduction of new road tolls in southern and central Portugal was delayed this week by the Portuguese government, which blamed the delay on the resignation of Prime Minister José...

Driving a UK car in Portugal

Posted on Mar 03 2011
A driving scene in Guimaraes. Driving from the UK to Portugal is a fantastic journey, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the many toll roads in France (!), the long open roads and scenery of Spain and the windy rural motorways...