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by mug
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Christmas Visit
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Christmas Visit

My experience is that theres plenty going on in and around Carvoeiro in the build up to Christmas. And the flights tend to be cheaper. We returned to UK last Christmas eve at 10.15 for £6 each.
by mug
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: New Taste
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: New Taste

As it was in the last two Taste topics, "tricky".
by mug
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: New Taste
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: New Taste

Of the last 13 subjects "Taste" has come up 4 times out of the plethora of good restaurants in and around Carvoeiro! Do you get a free meal or something each time???
by mug
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: New Security Scanners at Faro Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 3511

Re: New Security Scanners at Faro Airport

Hope I did not mislead anyone else. I am at the airport now and the actual luggage scanners where previously there was a person sitting looking at a screen of items going through the scanner are now unmanned and automated. Yes there are security persons at either end of the conveyor but this was not...
by mug
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: New Security Scanners at Faro Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 3511

Re: New Security Scanners at Faro Airport

I dont remember that much. Big large trays for items to go in. Through the scanner and then 2 tracks out of the scanner -seemingly unmanned. One track for collection/ pick up of items out of the scanner and items for examination pushed across onto 2nd track out of your reach. Empty trays then "sucke...
by mug
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: New Security Scanners at Faro Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 3511

New Security Scanners at Faro Airport

The new unmanned hand luggage scanners were noticeable when we returned home last night. I think they were still bedding in. (Or at least thats what it seemed like!)
by mug
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Big day!
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Big day!

You are welcome. The pumps of course are only required (we were unlucky!) where you haven't a downward gradient to the bottom of your manhole at the boundary of your property. I believe the costs for the pipes and further manholes are different to a system working with pumps (eg smaller diameter pip...
by mug
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Big day!
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Big day!

I thought I had better add to my previous post. There was an enormous amount of work involved for us to join across our property to the new mains. All the drainage pipes into the existing fossa were traced and checked before work began. Then very long trenches had to be dug from one side of the site...
by mug
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Big day!
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Big day!

Is there a particular reason why you ask? The "bomb" in our case was €6k incl IVA most of which was the cost of the twin pumps. We have also paid an amount to the local authority for the connection from our allocated manhole to the sewer.
by mug
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Big day!
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: Big day!

Great. We arrive Saturday to see our new connection - and test it! - for the 1st time. And yes, the connection with dual pumps has cost a bomb so it better be good!
by mug
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Year 6 incoming!
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Re: Year 6 incoming!

We might be a little biased but we think ADM is a lovely little area and certainly "okay". 15 to 20 mins stroll to either end of the village and about the same to Centeanes. And we have a great restaurant in the area!
by mug
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: A Tasquina...Lagoa
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: A Tasquina...Lagoa

Eaten here today at lunchtime for the 1st time. €9.50? BRILLIANT! We will be back........
by mug
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Rain
Replies: 7
Views: 1938

Re: Rain

BBC says this week for rain. Well it is November tomorrow! Hopefully it might persuade some of the multitude of visitors who are still here to go home!
by mug
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Rota Do Petisco - Tasting Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Rota Do Petisco - Tasting Trail

Go to www.rotadopetusco.com. What you need is a "passport" which costs €1 (monies to charity I understand) available from any venue which details all the venues, maps and the food on offer.
by mug
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Rota Do Petisco - Tasting Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Rota Do Petisco - Tasting Trail

Highly recommended on the small sample of the many venues visited so far! (Although not many have a Carvoeiro address!) We have until 15th October to try many more. The proprietors we met have all been most welcoming and have produced interesting fare at minimal price. Tonight we received an impromp...