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by andara
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Pet Friendly Hotel in Salamanca
Replies: 8
Views: 4459

Re: Pet Friendly Hotel in Salamanca

Hi Cathie, although you have already decided on Salamanca, for the record it's all motorway from Lagoa to Caceres, easy driving and takes 4 to 5 hours depending on how fast you drive. I set the cruise control to 80mph and generally average about 72 to 75 mph. Enjoy your stay in Salamanca. :D
by andara
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Pet Friendly Hotel in Salamanca
Replies: 8
Views: 4459

Re: Pet Friendly Hotel in Salamanca

Not Salamanca, but I have stayed at the Palacio de Arenales near Caceres. The hotel is just off the main highway, very quiet and smart, with all the usual amenities. They charge 30 Euros extra for a pet to stay in the room. Carvoeiro to Caceres is 300 miles and Caceres to Bilbao is about 380 miles.
by andara
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Looking for bathroom fitter
Replies: 5
Views: 2775

Re: Looking for bathroom fitter

Les did a first class job for me, too.
by andara
Sun May 03, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Amadeus Garden
Replies: 6
Views: 4466

Re: Amadeus Garden

Take the 125 past Portimao and then turn right just before Penina and go inland for about 6 km.
by andara
Fri May 01, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Amadeus Garden
Replies: 6
Views: 4466

Amadeus Garden

Had this out of town restaurant recommended by several people so I decided to take some family visitors there. Lovely setting both indoors and outdoors, the menu was varied, the food excellent, the presentation beautiful and the service polite. The price for 5 people (2 3 course meals and 3 2 course...
by andara
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Ookla speed test
Replies: 21
Views: 6508

Re: Ookla speed test

dvbro wrote
When you connect the I Pad to the Apple TV box their is an option for mirroring. I.e whatever is on your Tablet is also on your TV.
Many thanks DVBRO, got it :D
by andara
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Ookla speed test
Replies: 21
Views: 6508

Re: Ookla speed test

Meo are my internet/broadband provider in Sesmarias. Average speeds are: download 11-12 Mbps, upload 0.5 to 0.8, ping 15 - 25 Ms.

Excuse my ignorance dvbro, but would you explain what you mean by "mirror the image".

Thanks,

Andara
by andara
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Ookla speed test
Replies: 21
Views: 6508

Re: Ookla speed test

Apple TV works well as long as you have decent broadband speeds. Occasionally, for reasons that I can't explain, It only projects the sound on to the TV and leaves the picture on my iPAD, but that's not too inconvenient.
by andara
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Car Body repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 3942

Re: Car Body repairs

Great recommendation, Maccasa. I managed to cause quite deep scratches to my car in 3 places within a week, recently. Based on your recommendation, I visited Carlos at Carchapas and despite experiencing some doubts when first seeing Carlos' fairly run down site, I gave him the job. I expected a quot...
by andara
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Rain, then more rain!
Replies: 35
Views: 8471

Re: Rain, then more rain!

sunman wrote rain storms of biblical proportions mean the last day's golf went in the bin but 2 out of 3 ain't bad given the forecast from last week; & it looks like there's more coming. I teed off at Gramacho at 08:40 yesterday, finished the round at 12:30 and didn't have a spot of rain. Happy day...
by andara
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Car Rental loyalties tested
Replies: 53
Views: 16001

Re: Car Rental loyalties tested

Going on previous recommendations for Zitautos on this forum, I requested an online quote and received a response within 24 hours. However, I wasn't sure that the car offered would suit my purpose. I telephoned them and spoke to a very helpful lady, who gave me another quote for a more suitable car....
by andara
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: 4G
Replies: 29
Views: 9917

Re: 4G

Pickwick is absolutely correct. Ideally, you should be no more than about 15 metres from the MiFi router to get a signal. That's fine for me, but not ideal for, say, someone who wants to watch Uk tv via the internet in one room whilst someone else wants to download a film in another.
by andara
Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: 4G
Replies: 29
Views: 9917

Re: 4G

I have tried a simple test using my iPad, smart phone and Kindle at the same time and all got a signal with very good response times.
by andara
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: 4G
Replies: 29
Views: 9917

Re: 4G

Feedback for Sasha and Widge. I received my MEO 4G router by courier. It wasn't quite plug and play as had been suggested. The installation instructions were in Portuguese and so I had to use an internet site to translate. Basically you need to charge the battery by connecting the router to your exi...
by andara
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: 4G
Replies: 29
Views: 9917

Re: 4G

Hi Sasha, Yes MEO is the latest name for PT/SAPO. I have opted for MEO's Hiper 4G product at 29.53 Euros per month. I think that includes IVA. I'll certainly let you know how I get on once the router arrives. MEO's full product and price list can be seen at www.meo.pt/internet/internet movel/conhece...