Like many Portuguese towns and villages, Oiã is a contradiction. There are old and new houses, blocks of flats alongside bungalows, and everywhere abandoned and derelict buildings. Some have been derelict for years, others have been left unfinished.
It is not uncommon to see people walking along the railway lines in Portugal, or nipping across the tracks from one platform to another. That happens quite a lot in Oiã, where there is a two track line, one up … Continued
We were watching the news at lunchtime where a new form of protest was seen to be emerging. The Finance Minister, Vitor Gaspar, was at a university in Lisbon publicising his new book. Each time he opened his mouth to … Continued