Questions, I have questions.
I'm writing an article for my site on Portuguese real estate vocabulary. I have encountered two terms that stump me. The first is "daughter in law" - this is clearly an irrigation term, I'm guessing a hand-worked pump?
Second - "salamander." A kind of oven or cooking system?
Third, I have spent some time trying to refine a system of zones for the Algarve. I think it would be a helpful thing to have when discussing things like tourism, real estate, economic activity, and more. There are a number of ways out there to divide the Algarve into zones or distinct areas, but I felt they could use some refining and/or synthesis. I have written an article that describes the provisional system I have come up with and the process that resulted in it. I could really use some input and feedback from people who actually live in the Algarve or have a lot of first-hand experience with it. Here is the article: Zoning Out in the Algarve I'm open to tweakage!
At the risk of overloading this topic 😋, for anyone living in the Ria Formosa area (Zone 3 - Central Coast), why are the bushes in and around the salt pans and the mud flats turning bright purple? Minerals? Bacteria? Has anyone else wondered about this? Images here: Underwater Trails and Purple Bushes - Olhão Mysteries