Termas da Azenha

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Card tournament: the cards are shuffled

You regularly see people play cards when you go to a café.

Now the café visit has decreased a lot, and I don’t get there too often, but if – then almost standard people are playing cards.


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I did a lot of playing cards myself, 20 years ago. That was in the beginning, when we were refurbishing with a small team here. It seems as if it belongs together: remodeling and playing cards.

And you play cards with your children, of course you do that too – if you really can’t get out of it

Now I was not the best card player of all time, there was even someone who had a lot of fun after the game, said that he had played the trump card (!) 3 times in the same game, and I hadn’t even noticed. My partner also not, by the way.

I don’t belong to the group who’re counting, remembering everything that’s been played, and playing to win. I play more to chat, to have fun. I certainly don’t belong at this tournament, which is organized here in the neighborhood.

I suddenly saw it hanging when I came to the bakery: a card tournament

Nothing special, you might say, though: maybe in these digital times. There may be thousands of people playing online, but “live” it doesn’t happen as much as before.

No, nothing special, until I saw the prices.

Grand prize: a pig. Second: a ram. A sheep, piglet, goat, 2roosters, and so on


I would love to win a pig! It’s all about living animals! The only things that are not alive, are the bacalhau and the whiskey. For the rest, you can win a whole farm there. I thought that was special!

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We moved here in 2000 from Rotterdam, Holland to the Termas-da-Azenha, Portugal. A big step, especially with two small children. We are busy to rebuild one of portugals cultural heirlooms: Termas-da-Azenha, an old spa which has been turned into several holiday homes, rooms and a small campsite, with a swimming pool, games like pingpong, foossball, pool, boardgames, and a FancyDressingRoom. You’ll find mosaics and paintings everywhere.

The old bathhouse is going to be a museum, where you can see how things have changed. The healing mineral water still runs through the baths, and is still of an excellent quality. Since 2018 we call ourselves the first B&B&B in the world – Bed & Breakfast & Bathrobes. You can buy a unique bathrobe or kimono in our webshop, or order one tailor-made, completely to your wishes.

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