November 2016 – DIY

The November 2016 issue of Enjoy the Algarve, DIY, is out now! Read it here and please feel free to share with all your friends. It tells you all you need to know, whether you want to build your own surfboard, grow your own food, create your own garden furniture, felt your own slippers, or pay your own A22 toll.

With a Do-it-yourself theme, this issue is full with tips (don’t shoot your neighbour’s porco preto), tricks (how to make a palm tree umbrella), advice (get a fiscal number in 9 simple steps) and inspiring stories, like the one about José Antunes who turns trees into eco-friendly wooden surfboards.

No DIY expert (yet)? Learn from other people’s mistakes or maybe follow a workshop to get some expert tuition. We tried making felt slippers this month; they turned out surprisingly warm and very blue.
Agostinho Teixeira gives tips on black & white street photography, expat Paul Rees talks about the discrepancy between the tourist board image and the real life of many Algarve locals, and our columnist Arthur van Amerongen explains why he absolutely hates DIY. Plus: what to do when you’re in Almancil & fascinating facts about calçada portuguesa.

Happy reading

the Enjoy the Algarve team

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