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by Farol
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: New Security Scanners at Faro Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 3409

Re: New Security Scanners at Faro Airport

Tell us more. Have not seen them yet. How do you use them?
by Farol
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Car Rental
Replies: 29
Views: 7326

Re: Car Rental

Recommend Algarvedriver. Whenever i've tried others I have never found them as good. I agree car is always waiting at p4 and queue never been a problem. In summer holidays I think most agents will have a queue - if not I'd wonder why not. Price match is there if needed and loyalty bonus is great - f...
by Farol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Weather Station Beach cam
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

Re: Weather Station Beach cam

logicbob wrote: It's not just one down they are all down.
Bit exagerated - web cam II at Metabixo is working and there are plenty more at http://beachcam.meo.pt/livecams/ but as many restaurants and bars are shut through the winter it's understandable that many will turn their power off.
by Farol
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Entreaguas seafood grill
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Re: Entreaguas seafood grill

We went there last Wednesday to try it out. Very typical Portuguese menu and decor. There was a nice display of fresh fish just inside so you can choose. I had beef portuguese style and you get a choice of rump or sirloin steak in it. Steak was lovely and tender and well cooked and presented. Prices...
by Farol
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: A Tasquina...Lagoa
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: A Tasquina...Lagoa

We went there Friday evening for dinner. Marco was cooking. We were the only customers. Menu much as it's always been but we were a bit disappointed compared to how it used to be and Marco didn't seem to be his normal happy self.
by Farol
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Lost fiscal number
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

Re: Lost fiscal number

If you have an IMI bill it will be on that.
by Farol
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Fim de Mundo
Replies: 8
Views: 2814

Re: Fim de Mundo

Is it just me that finds this a puzzling concept? I just find it odd, and a bit of a waste really, to prepare meals of such quantity in anticipation that much will not be eaten. If you take a doggy bag there's some chance the food will be eaten, but to deliberately (it seems) make too much is somet...
by Farol
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Nowo phone & broadband
Replies: 12
Views: 2332

Re: Nowo phone & broadband

RJ Technica might undercut other suppliers but they are not going to use their own network. I expect as a small local shop that they are just a reseller so if your problems are caused by a poor infrastructure then there is very little if anything that R J Technica could do to improve the service oth...
by Farol
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Ryanair flights Luton and Manchester
Replies: 24
Views: 6396

Re: Ryanair flights Luton and Manchester

For full official details of your passenger rights under EU regulations check out this site:
http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/tr ... dex_en.htm

If you have a smart phone or tablet it's worth downloading their app so that you have the official line with you at all times.
by Farol
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Uber
Replies: 10
Views: 4860

Re: Uber

widge wrote:Used Uber yesterday. Same quality service as UK. However, my driver Luis told me that Uber in Portugal is illegal & if stopped by the police he would say I was a friend not a fare paying passenger!
So you were not insured! :(
by Farol
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: The Euro
Replies: 20
Views: 6133

Re: The Euro

"Heads you win - tails I lose" is how I see the relative changes in the £ v € exchange rate. When the pound weakens then the value of my money invested in my Portuguese property goes up but it cost me more to visit and enjoy it. When the pound strengthens then I can enjoy my visits more but the prop...
by Farol
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Ryanair flights Luton and Manchester
Replies: 24
Views: 6396

Re: Ryanair flights Luton and Manchester

OK - so they have made a cock-up which they own up to and have (so far) not tried to avoid the statutory compensation regulations in the 2% of affected flights. They only have to pay compensation if they cancel within 2 weeks of departure. If they give more notice their only obligation is to give a...
by Farol
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Ryanair flights Luton and Manchester
Replies: 24
Views: 6396

Re: Ryanair flights Luton and Manchester

We flew back from Faro with Easyjet last Tuesday. There were four Ryanair flights on the departures board to various destinations and they were ALL cancelled. Some people obviously had not received advance notice of cancellations (which is easy to understand if it's your return flight) and they were...
by Farol
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: cozinha da avo
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: cozinha da avo

Search the Restaurant Forum and you should find it
by Farol
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Car Rental
Replies: 29
Views: 7326

Re: Car Rental

I nearly always use Algarvedriver/YOR. On a couple of occassions I have gone elsewhere including Travelrent and always regretted it. A few euros saving may be had elsewhere but the last time I rented from Travelrent I had to reject the car because the tyres were bald. Some firms also subject you to ...