May 5, 2012
Kathleen Dier-Saltz and her husband, Larry, visited Portugal in September to celebrate his 60th birthday. In Braga, near the country's northwestern corner, the couple happened upon groups of college-age students, some dressed in elaborate uniforms. As Dier-Saltz watched the students, these two young women took a backward glance. The West Hills resident used a Nikon D3000.
June 25, 2013 |
Some people read tea leaves to predict the future. Me, I read headlines. Take these offerings this week from the home (buying) front: “ Home prices gain strongly in April ,” news that perhaps springs from “ Consumer confidence surges to five-year high, Conference Board says ,” which is of course followed by the inevitable bad news, “ Mortgages: 30-year fixed rate has jumped a point since early May ,” which leads to the...
July 12, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO LISBON From LAX , US Airways, United, Air France, Lufthansa, British, KLM and Iberia offer connecting service (change of plane) to Lisbon. Restricted round-trip fares range from $815 to $1,287, including taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 351 (country code for Portugal) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY Pestana Palace , 54 Rua Jau, Lisbon; 213-615-600 or 210-401-711.
March 28, 1993
Your feature ("Coasting on Portugal's Riviera," March 7) brought back memories of my two-month trip through Europe in 1971. For 10 days I stayed in the waterfront, vine-covered Pensao Ricco in Cascais, pictured off to the right in one of your cover photos. The rates for demi-pension were just $5.50 per day and, it being off-season in late October, I was the only pampered guest. The Cascais citizens were unfailingly polite, charming and eager to suggest local attractions. Only the prices seem to have changed.
November 19, 2013 |
Mamadou Sakho's second goal capped a wild comeback Tuesday that earned France a 3-0 win over Ukraine and a berth in next summer's World Cup while Cristiano Ronaldo single-handedly gave Portugal a ticket to Brazil, scoring three times to beat Sweden, 3-2, in a UEFA runner-up playoff in Sweden. Ghana, Algeria, Greece and Croatia also earned World Cup spots Tuesday, leaving just two of the 32 invitations to Brazil unclaimed. Mexico, holding a 5-1 lead over New Zealand, could grab one of those when it kicks off the second-leg of its intercontinental playoff in Wellington at 10 p.m. PST Tuesday while Uruguay will meet Jordan to decide the other spot Wednesday in Montevideo with the South Americans leading 5-0. Needing three scores to avoid missing the World Cup for the first time since 1994, France started quickly, getting first-half scores from Sakho, in the 27 th minute, and Karim Benzema in the 34 th . But with Ukraine having won the first end of the two-leg UEFA playoff, 2-0, at home, those two goals simply pulled France even in aggregate goals.
June 4, 2012 |
As neighboring Spain - with its struggling banks and soaring unemployment - sends waves of worries through Europe, bailout officials say that Portugal seems to be more or less on target. The country was deemed worthy of receiving the next batch of funds from its 78 billion-euro ($96 billion) lifeline. The European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund said Monday that Portugal has done well following the stringent austerity program they designed.