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by Farol
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Installers of air conditioning units
Replies: 8
Views: 2821

Re: Installers of air conditioning units

Search this forum for air conditioning and you will find lots of previous comments and recommendations.
by Farol
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Speed Cam near Jumbo
Replies: 25
Views: 9243

Re: Speed Cam near Jumbo

logicbob wrote:Very confusing one site saying 90 and another saying 70.
One is Portuguese and the other isn't. If you obey the 70 as it is the lower number then you won't have a problem. :roll:
by Farol
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Speed Cam near Jumbo
Replies: 25
Views: 9243

Re: Speed Cam near Jumbo

There is an up to date database of radars that can be used to update your sat nav here https://radaresdeportugal.pt/site/328-b ... dades-15-1
by Farol
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Speed Cam near Jumbo
Replies: 25
Views: 9243

Re: Speed Cam near Jumbo

According to the following site the limit is 70kph https://comunidade.radaresdeportugal.pt/services/map2/
by Farol
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Speed Cam near Jumbo
Replies: 25
Views: 9243

Re: Speed Cam near Jumbo

There is a sign at the side of the road a couple of hundred metres before the camera - it just shows a radar icon. It is not very obvious nor does it show speed limit and is not as visible as signs in the UK. However if you learn their speed limits and stick to them then you will not have any proble...
by Farol
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Scorpions
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Scorpions

Are they poisonous to humans?
by Farol
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Prevalence of mushrooms in Portuguese dishes
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

Re: Prevalence of mushrooms in Portuguese dishes

Mushroom sauces are common with lots of meat dishes. You shouldn't have any problem if you tell them. I suggest you take a print out with you rather than trying to tell them in Portuguese.
by Farol
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fires
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Fires

For live information on any forest fires in Portugal see here: https://fogos.pt/ It's based on Google Maps so you can zoom in and move around as you wish. Click on the icon for any fire and you will get details of location, status, number of firefighters, appliances, planes, time & date it started.
by Farol
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Daikin Air Con
Replies: 9
Views: 3152

Re: Daikin Air Con

I assume you have tried powering down the whole system at the mains and restarting it all. If all else fails try phoning Mr Cool - he did our installation and is excellent and probably could give you a solution via the phone. Sorry but I don't have his contact details here but search the forum and I...
by Farol
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Donato's (new place to avoid confusion)
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

Re: Donato's (new place to avoid confusion)

I don't think that you can beat Dolce Vita in Praia da Rocha for any pizza or pasta. Packed out all year round with tons of locals of all ages. Great atmosphere and great staff. http://www.pizzerialadolcevita.pt/index.html

Re spag bol I have found that in Portugal it is rarely made with beef.
by Farol
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Inter Rent
Replies: 14
Views: 7321

Re: Inter Rent

A late booking meant couldn't use usual company, when collected hire car I was lied to by 3 different staff members regarding return fuel policy. All 3 said full tank included in rental agreement yet week or so later credit card debited €70 for fuel. Complained to everyone and anyone but nothing do...
by Farol
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Pirate ship
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Re: Pirate ship

Contact details for the boat are on their website - I suggest you send them an enquiry:

http://www.santa-bernarda.com/home_uk.html
by Farol
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Mattress topper
Replies: 15
Views: 3844

Re: Mattress topper

Ikea
by Farol
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Zitauto
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

Zitauto

There has been a fire today at Zitauto's compound at Faro airport, destroying 40 vehicles. Could cause you a problem if you are renting with them in the near future.

http://www.cmjornal.pt/portugal/detalhe ... P_Destaque
by Farol
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Faro Airport
Replies: 83
Views: 42131

Re: Faro Airport

If you visit frequently (do your own sums to determine how often) you should consider getting your own transponder. Ask in the Post Office for an "anonymous" transponder. This can be moved from car to car and it works on a PAYG basis (just like a mobile phone SIM). You can top up at the Post Office...