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A tryst with Fado: The Portuguese version of blues

A tryst with Fado: The Portuguese version of blues

Fado is the Portuguese version of blues. Portuguese word “Saudade”, which means “longing for something lost” loosely describes it.The music originated in Lisbon around 1820’s but what inspired it is far from agreed. According to some it was inspired by sailors setting the sail and going to unknown and for some it was due to the Moorish influence.  It’s said fado lives in heart of every Lisboeta. Fado has imprints of Lisbon’s history, culture and that’s the reason no visit to Lisbon could be…

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Algarve: Sunny side up

Algarve: Sunny side up

Algarve is one of my favourite beach destinations. It has a magnetic coastline with miles and miles of welcoming golden sand stretched as far as eyes can see. When you add the dramatic cliffs to the picture, it looks like an artist’s hand is at work. Further add to this the cloudless blue sky, October’s perfect temperature and you get bliss!! Incidentally, the Algarve trip has been the least planned holiday for me, getting to know about the destination at…

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