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Offline jassi

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #480 on: September 24, 2019, 06:28:44 PM »
I imagine the Algarve will be a much pleasanter place without the British horde.
I've no doubt other Europeans will replace them in due course.
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Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #481 on: September 24, 2019, 06:43:16 PM »
I imagine the Algarve will be a much pleasanter place without the British horde.
I've no doubt other Europeans will replace them in due course.
Yeah, how pleased everyone in The Algarve will be when there are no gruesome Brits abandoning their babies, falling off hotel balconies, driving the wrong way down the motorways and spending all their revolting holiday money on hotels, food and booze.
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Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #482 on: September 24, 2019, 08:49:34 PM »
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Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #483 on: January 11, 2020, 02:57:49 PM »

Snippets of news about changes in Luz.

Chaplin's has been sold.  It is now a Japanese restaurant.

The proprietor who ran Chaplin's has opened an alternative in Lagos.  At this point in time, it appears to be an unsophisticated burger bar, but we have received a recommendation for it, so it is on our 'to eat' list.

One of the Indian restaurants just south of the church has been sold, but it appears to have been replaced by a new Indian restaurant.

Basically, the number of people with first hand knowledge of Luz in 2007 is decreasing as people die or move away.
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Offline barrier

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #484 on: January 11, 2020, 03:07:45 PM »
Snippets of news about changes in Luz.

Chaplin's has been sold.  It is now a Japanese restaurant.

The proprietor who ran Chaplin's has opened an alternative in Lagos.  At this point in time, it appears to be an unsophisticated burger bar, but we have received a recommendation for it, so it is on our 'to eat' list.

One of the Indian restaurants just south of the church has been sold, but it appears to have been replaced by a new Indian restaurant.

Basically, the number of people with first hand knowledge of Luz in 2007 is decreasing as people die or move away.

With it one imagines (if there indeed was) interest of the McCann affair registers zero.
  IMO OG will cease in 2021 with,person/s unknown removed Madeleine from 5a without leaving a trace to her whereabouts.


Offline Miss Taken Identity

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #485 on: January 11, 2020, 05:28:50 PM »
Snippets of news about changes in Luz.

Chaplin's has been sold.  It is now a Japanese restaurant.

The proprietor who ran Chaplin's has opened an alternative in Lagos.  At this point in time, it appears to be an unsophisticated burger bar, but we have received a recommendation for it, so it is on our 'to eat' list.

One of the Indian restaurants just south of the church has been sold, but it appears to have been replaced by a new Indian restaurant.

Basically, the number of people with first hand knowledge of Luz in 2007 is decreasing as people die or move away.

My father, grandfather and uncle have  all visited Portugal over the years for the golf. They have never encountered any criminality. They have commented on the 'roudy NEDS' from the UK.
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Offline Erngath

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #486 on: January 11, 2020, 11:17:15 PM »
My father, grandfather and uncle have  all visited Portugal over the years for the golf. They have never encountered any criminality. They have commented on the 'roudy NEDS' from the UK.

Is Portugal " NED" free?
No criminality at all?
All law abiding citizens?
Sounds idyllic.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2020, 11:20:45 PM by Erngath »
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Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #487 on: January 12, 2020, 12:12:47 AM »
Is Portugal " NED" free?
No criminality at all?
All law abiding citizens?
Sounds idyllic.
What does NED stand for?  Nasty English Degenerate?
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Offline Erngath

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #488 on: January 12, 2020, 09:59:43 AM »
What does NED stand for?  Nasty English Degenerate?

I'm not too sure what "NED" stands for.
However the rowdy NEDS in Portugal are from the UK.
Therefore not just English NEDS but Scottish NEDS , Welsh NEDS and Northern Irish NEDS!
No Portuguese NEDS obviously!
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Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #489 on: January 12, 2020, 11:17:40 AM »
I'm not too sure what "NED" stands for.
However the rowdy NEDS in Portugal are from the UK.
Therefore not just English NEDS but Scottish NEDS , Welsh NEDS and Northern Irish NEDS!
No Portuguese NEDS obviously!
Of course not, the Portuguese are simply the last word in manners, grace, humilty, intelligence and all round gorgeousness.
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Offline G-Unit

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #490 on: January 20, 2020, 11:18:56 PM »
I'm not too sure what "NED" stands for.
However the rowdy NEDS in Portugal are from the UK.
Therefore not just English NEDS but Scottish NEDS , Welsh NEDS and Northern Irish NEDS!
No Portuguese NEDS obviously!

NED is, apparently, a Scottish term meaning non educated delinquent.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_(Scottish)
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Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #492 on: February 22, 2020, 05:51:28 PM »
Three minor developments in Luz 2020.

The Japanese restaurant that was Chaplins has failed after a single season.  I never visited it personally, but it was reported to be mediocre.  That's a sure fire recipe for death, as one can partake of better in Lagos.  The word on the street is that it will open this season as a Tapas Restaurant.  I'm going to have to get into that quick.  That idea will last for just a season before the venture folds.  It's a wrong business model in a wrong location.

Speaking of Chaplins, a visit to that lady's new venture in Lagos is high on our must-visit list.  Beaches are filling up fast now, so places that are a little off the beaten track are rising to the top of our to-do list.

We made enquiries about the derelict property directly opposite the church in Luz.  It has potential for a small morning-only take-away, because of the pedestrian traffic and ample car parking.  There we hit a brick wall.  It was bought 3 or 4 years back by an Englishman for 400,000 and he wants to make a profit from it.  One can turn that site into a business, but I'll be dead long before it makes money.

The Galley, known in MBM's day as The Well, is also changing.  It is to become a Thai/Malaysian restaurant.  I would also predict that will fail within a year.  The Galley flogs expensive British food to Brits (mainly) on the back of its major asset.  It has an absolutely stunning view over the sea.  Of course, that's useless in the evening, or when it's cold, or when it rains.

Chaplins, aka the Luz Japanese, almost certainly employed no Japanese staff.  The Galley, aka the Thai/Malaysian will probably never have a Thai/Malay chef.  Wrong offering in the wrong location, so I'm going for 1 season max.

Outside of Luz, the Brasilian to the east of Luz has a sign up, saying it is closed.  At the moment, I have not worked out whether that is for winter, or whether it it is permanent.

There you have 4 small stories of MBM Luz 2007.  The scandal at Chaplins.  The body in the disintegrating lot opposite the church.  OG tucking in to a Brasilian in 2014.  The mysterious passageways under Luz that only the children know about.

You can do a pub crawl in Luz, if that is your inclination.  At the moment, I am thinking of a food trawl.  I could as fat as a pig by the end of the season.

Whoops, the Pig's Head.  Yet another story.
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Offline sadie

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #493 on: Today at 01:13:24 AM »
Three minor developments in Luz 2020.

The Japanese restaurant that was Chaplins has failed after a single season.  I never visited it personally, but it was reported to be mediocre.  That's a sure fire recipe for death, as one can partake of better in Lagos.  The word on the street is that it will open this season as a Tapas Restaurant.  I'm going to have to get into that quick.  That idea will last for just a season before the venture folds.  It's a wrong business model in a wrong location.

Speaking of Chaplins, a visit to that lady's new venture in Lagos is high on our must-visit list.  Beaches are filling up fast now, so places that are a little off the beaten track are rising to the top of our to-do list.

We made enquiries about the derelict property directly opposite the church in Luz.  It has potential for a small morning-only take-away, because of the pedestrian traffic and ample car parking.  There we hit a brick wall.  It was bought 3 or 4 years back by an Englishman for 400,000 and he wants to make a profit from it.  One can turn that site into a business, but I'll be dead long before it makes money.

The Galley, known in MBM's day as The Well, is also changing.  It is to become a Thai/Malaysian restaurant.  I would also predict that will fail within a year.  The Galley flogs expensive British food to Brits (mainly) on the back of its major asset.  It has an absolutely stunning view over the sea.  Of course, that's useless in the evening, or when it's cold, or when it rains.

Chaplins, aka the Luz Japanese, almost certainly employed no Japanese staff.  The Galley, aka the Thai/Malaysian will probably never have a Thai/Malay chef.  Wrong offering in the wrong location, so I'm going for 1 season max.

Outside of Luz, the Brasilian to the east of Luz has a sign up, saying it is closed.  At the moment, I have not worked out whether that is for winter, or whether it it is permanent.

There you have 4 small stories of MBM Luz 2007.  The scandal at Chaplins.  The body in the disintegrating lot opposite the church.  OG tucking in to a Brasilian in 2014.  The mysterious passageways under Luz that only the children know about.

You can do a pub crawl in Luz, if that is your inclination.  At the moment, I am thinking of a food trawl.  I could as fat as a pig by the end of the season.

Whoops, the Pig's Head.  Yet another story.

Thank you SIL.  I remember Chaplins as being a pleasant lively restaurant with very passable food.  Shame that has gone.



The derelict property directly opposite the church in Luz is in an amazing location and i am not suprised at the price that was paid tbh.   Standing in the centre of Luz, on a small cliff top and next to the Forteleza da Luz, opposite the pretty church and with amazingly panoramic views of the ocean and coast line from both the back and from the front, it shouts out as being way the best plot in Luz.  Also a quiet beach below, down some near hidden steps must make it the quietest and most private beach in Luz.  All it needs now is a private passageway down thru the cliffs to the quiet beach below ... and I wonder if it is there but hidden?

When I went down the near hidden steps behind The Bull  there was a paved flat area half way down, near the Fonteleza and the back wall of the garden of the derelict property, and it had collapsed immediately adjacent to that wall.  I decided not to go too close to this big hole, but I could see a big cave like void inside.

Did this connect to the beach ?  And to the opening into the cliffs off the beach below, that the brave ex soldiers  Colin Sahlke and Stephen Taylor so caringly and generously explored in an effort to try and find Madeleine ?

https://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/Nigel/id340.htm



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If the garden to the derelict house does connect to the private beach tunnel, then Gawd only knows how much that derelict house with all its positional advantages would be worth ?   Apart from its charms think how that (and maybe has been?) private route up could be used for nefarious gain.  Trafficking and drug running to name a couple.


To me the strange thing is that this entrance from the beach, which it seems runs underground to the nearby collapse was blocked off some years after Madeleine disappeared and so successfully disguised that our master slueth * Heriberto * did not recognise that a tunnel had ever been there at the time he searched.  It was a very convincing professional hiding of the tunnel.  I wonder why? 


Why the subterfuge?
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