Newsletter October 1999

This months newsletter has been written by:


Fábrica do Inglês: The Fábrica do Inglês in Silves (about 15km from Carvoeiro going inland) is an old Cork Factory which has been thoroughly renovated and opened to the public. It now contains several restaurants, a cork museum, an outdoor scene, a fountain/laser/light show every evening and much more. It is definitely worth a visit! You will find it turning right after the bridge leading into Silves (coming from Lagoa/Carvoeiro!), then turning left (behind LIDL).

Entertainment at the Fábrica do Inglês.

Coming Events: 


De 21 a 27 – Semana Gastronómica de "Queijos e Enchidos Regionais" 


De 1 a 7 – Semana Gastronómica "Feira São Martinho"

Dia 11 – Reunião Nacional dos Docentes de Matemática

De 25 a 30 – Semana Gastronómica "Doces Regionais Algarvios"

New Telephone numbers: From the 31st of October 1999 Telephone numbers will change in Portugal, the new numbers are all 9 digits and includes the area code, with the 0 being replaced by 2.

e.g. Webmasters fax before: (082)341869 From the 31st of October: 282341869

I suspect this is due, to the soon to come ending, of Portugal Telecom's monopoly on the market.

Free Internet access: Both Telecel, ( and Telepac ( is now offering "free" access to the Internet (you just pay local call rate call).
You do need to register though, all in Portuguese I am afraid, so it may be a good idea to do it from home, before arriving in Portugal.
As for Carvoeiro....

The weather have been a little miserable lately, but we do need the rain!

New Resident's corner: On the Web site.... please have a look here I have made a new buy/sell section and a section for "Social contact" e.g. if you would like company for a Card Play or maybe a walk or bicycle ride in the nature. There is also a Book Club, and more to come.....
Week of Oct 10th, 1999
Server Activity Totals for Period:
 Total sessions served :   3758 
 Total hits made on server :    34759 
 Total page view hits :    8849 
 Total non page view hits :    25910 
 Total time spent by all sessions :    663835  minutes 
 Total bandwidth :    287218.61  kilobytes
We would be very pleased to receive any good stories or photos from Carvoeiro in order to use them on the Web site, just send a mail to or if anyone would like to write a weekly or monthly column!
COMPETITION 10.000 Esc. PRIZE: We would like to start building a "Must see" section with tips and recommendations from residents and regulars, so if you feel you have anything special to offer newcomers or regulars please! Restaurant reviews are also at demand and though difficult to judge the serenity We are willing to make a try! Restaurant-owners, or family/friends to these, .....please abstain.
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