How I grow my own food, off-grid and on the move

Photo by Andrew Theophilou.

In Search of the Good Life in Pure Portugal


Heresay and heresy on the fringes of Europe

Photo by Jennifer Griffin on Unsplash


How lifting water lowered my cholesterol

A man lowering a bucket into a water well.
A man lowering a bucket into a water well.
Photo of author. Credit: Andrew Theophilou.


TRAVEL. EUROPE. PORTUGAL. WILDLIFE.

What a day trip from Porto taught me about Portugal’s biodiversity

Two white storks standing under a tree.
Two white storks standing under a tree.
White Storks at Gaia Biological Park. Photo by author.


A photographic journey of discovery

A black-and-white striped butterfly on a pink flower.
A black-and-white striped butterfly on a pink flower.
The Iberian Scarce Swallowtail, Iphiclides feisthamelii, is a common butterfly in Portugal despite the name. Photo: Andrew Theophilou.


SATIRE

Let’s drop ‘organic’ and stop bickering about ‘burgers’

Photo by Nathan Van de Graaf on Unsplash


Travel. Hiking. Portugal.

The wild winding lanes of rural Beira Baixa.

An olive grove in Beira Baixa. Credit: Andrew Theophilou.


I moved into a tent out of necessity, not choice

Photo by Andrew Theophilou


How to integrate as a gardener abroad

Large Psammodromus (Psammodromus algirus). Photo by Andrew Theophilou


The timekeeping lessons I learned off-the-grid

An off-grid shower made from a bucket and a country view.
An off-grid shower made from a bucket and a country view.
Bathroom With a View. Photo by Andrew Theophilou.

Andrew Theophilou

I’m a writer with previous experience in education, NGOs and advertising. I have an active interest in conservation and a passive interest in making money.

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