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Momentous Eventus: Carnation Coronation Edition

Freedom is in the air again here in Portugal, because, pandemic or not, this coming Sunday the country celebrates 47 years since the end of its 48-year-long dictatorship — plus a break from a decades-spanning lockdown — so there’s plenty going on around town.

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Momentous Eventus: Thousand Waters Edition

By now, everyone knows that — and this has been made painfully clear by the last four seasons here in Portugal — time is, in fact, not real. Similarly, there really is no “rainy season” in Portugal either, despite that whole Abril águas mil thing. And yet, it’s April, and it’s raining in Lisbon. So… what do we really know?

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