I am a retired teacher of Philosophy, and came back to Armacao de Pera, today a great touristic centre with beaches. It is located on a broad bay that stretches from Ponta da Gale to Senhora da Rocha. Its beaches extend from Praia dos Pescadores ( Fishermen´s Beach) to Beijinhos Beach. On the east lies the Fishermen's village in whose area existed the sardine and tunny fishing base (Armação) that gave it the first part of its present name. Today Armação de Pera occupies a large area, having developed inland. Early in the 20th century, it became a sea-side and summer resort.
My favorite hobby is postcrosssing. I have no doubt about this, as I have no other occupation that I may enjoy so much. This site has been quite useful because it allows me to extend my spirit & knowledge. As I am already retired I have enough time to get envolved in this activity.
What I would like to know about other places is their art, History, that is, culture, generally speaking . Finally I would say that I don't mind at all to receive postcards that are not from members' countries and home made cards are welcome.
I moved recently from my native village, Armação de Pera, to Portimão,18 kms to the west. If possible. don't send me tourist postcards . I would like to create an artistic postcards collection.. Thank you in advance to all who may contribute to this achievment.!
Francisco Lima - Portugal