Change of season

In normal times the story would be like below, but in the pandemic experience, everything that brings people together is cancelled by law. Necessity? I guess so, because it seems that many people do not understand, or care about, the impact of SARS-cov-2 on a population like Monchique’s where mainly elderly people live. Let’s hope…

By Casa Spa dAlma 23/10/2020 0

Four elements and a hole in the beach

  Praia do Alemao, nine o’clock in the morning, early October. The rising sun begins to spread its warmth and mixes with the freshness in the air coming from the ocean. Waves are rolling in gently and almost in slow motion transform into foam when they touch the sandy shore. A soft breeze brings the…

By admin 13/10/2020 1

Summer 2020

The Summer of 2020 will never be forgotten, at least by us, because it is embodied with emptiness. Our B&B closed due to Corona and minor health problems we have the whole Casa Spa d’Alma complex for ourselves. And Yes, we do miss our guests but honestly, at the same time, this incredible silence and…

By Matheus 06/09/2020 0

2020 – The year of the century?

Can we imagine a stranger year than 2020? When we returned from Indonesia in March there were already major corona problems in Italy and we looked at it with some amazement, not knowing that it would soon take hold of the whole world. We already had many reservations for the year but from the end…

By Matheus 05/09/2020 0

Tuna paste

Tuna paste, one of the Portuguese goodies. (Pasta de Atum) It is an appetizer, a side dish, a lunch, or a whole family meal. The Portuguese do not exist without their tuna paste. They make it in a whole massive quantity of varieties but the plain tuna paste that you normally get in the Pastelaria…

By Matheus 05/09/2020 0

Impact of Corona lockdown on a personal level.

  The worldwide spread of Corona virus sent a shock wave through the world. We are all aware of the impact on levels of health, organisation of institutes, governments, and cultural aspects. Many people wrote about it, there are a billion opinions, and nobody seems to be able to come up with a non-ambiguous truth.…

By Matheus 09/08/2020 0

Fighting for the Illusion of Freedom (part 2)

So we lost our freedom of movement, expression, behaviour due to group rules, society rules, economic rules, religious rules, health rules, material fascination, digital fascination and so on, in fact there are so many reasons that it is too much to sum them all up. Marketing and social media are trying to limit the way…

By Matheus 02/08/2020 0

Avocado Ice cream

We have two avocado trees each of a special variety. One is pear like and the other is round, they have different taste and texture. The pear is more fat, intense flavour and solid, great for slicing on toast with a few drops of lemon, black pepper, and anchovies. The round avocado has a softer…

By Matheus 30/06/2020 0

Fighting for the Illusion of Freedom (part 1)

Quotes of our time. Times are different from normal, the world is in turmoil, they are taking our freedom away. 5G installation provoked the corona virus, only old and obese people die of Covid-19, this is the moment for humanity to make a drastic change, almost like doomsday separating human beings in who goes to…

By Matheus 30/06/2020 0

Celebrating excellence.

Every day we have guests coming and everyone has a different personality. It is funny how we develop a feel for what people need from their holidays. Some really want to recharge, getaway from it all, time-out. Others simply stroll through life and see what comes, and, there are many shades in between of course. We…

By Casa Spa dAlma 21/06/2020 0