The IX Iberian Quaternary Meeting (REQUI) will be held in the University of Algarve (Faro, Portugal) from the 19th to 23th of October 2017.
The main objective of this conference is to promote discussions of high scientific quality within the Iberian Quaternary community.
Participants of this conference will include a number of prominent experts as well as young researchers in the fields of geology, geography, oceanology, archaeology, climatology and ecology. The conference will provide an international and friendly forum for exchanging state-of-the-art information, knowledge sharing, and networking, under the integrating banner “Changes in environmental systems and their time scales”.
HOW TO GET THERE
If you are arriving to the Faro International Airport, you can take a taxi directly to your Hotel (approximately 10 euros), or the regular public bus to the centre of the city (1.95 euros). Check HERE for details.
If you are arriving to the Lisbon International Airport, you can either take a bus or a train to arrive to Faro (approximately 300 km). You should first take the subway at the Lisbon Airport for Oriente station. There you will find the train (CP) and the bus (RENEX) ticket offices so you can buy the connection to Faro. If you choose the train, please go for an “Alfa Pendular” or an “Intercidades” direct train (around 22 euros). To get from your Hotel to the IX REQUI Venue (University of Algarve) and back, there are public buses from the centre of Faro to the University, like bus 18 and bus 19.
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The Algarve region and the southern coastal zone of Portugal are characterized by a remarkable diversity and beauty of landscapes, from high cliffs exposing rocks of diverse geological ages to the lowlands of Holocene age.
Al-Gharb, which means ‘the west’, was the name given by the Arabs to a beautiful piece of land that had long been coveted by many. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans all left their mark on the language, customs and lifestyle of the Algarve people. The castles, fortresses, narrow streets, roof terraces and lacework-patterned chimneys are just some of the valuable legacies from these times. It was from Lagos and Sagres that the caravels set sail under the command of Prince Henry the Navigator to discover the New World.
All year round the Algarve enjoys the best climate in Europe.
You can see on the right the weather conditions in real time in the Algarve.
GASTRONOMY OF THE ALGARVE
Being a place of fishermen ad mostly centred in the sea, the Algarve is one of the many Portuguese gastronomic paradises dedicated to the lovers of fresh fish and the best seafood quality. The base of the meals is mostly composed by fish, meat, vegetables and fruit, being the codfish considered the National dish. Because of this, around Christmas, while other countries eat turkey, Portugal eats codfish with boiled potatoes, cabbage and chickpeas, all seasoned with olive oil.
One of the Algarve’s unique experiences are the rich and varied gastronomies that mix recipes from both the coastal and the interior regions.
Every morning boats full of fresh fish arrive to the markets. This fish is then carefully prepared at the many fine restaurants. The most popular dishes are the fish soups, octopus rice, whelks’ dish with kidney beans, the fish-stew and the shellfish açorda. In the interior regions, all dishes have a typical rural flavor, like fava beans, cherry chicken and chickpeas stew.
One of the best perfected arts in all Portugal is the desserts and sweets and this finds in the Algarve one of the best places for this art. You will want to try all of them, from “Dom Rodrigos”, the "Morgadinhos", or figs filled with almonds and many other goodies made with almonds, honey and fig jam.
Secretariat: Lino André and Zélia Coelho
Tel : +351 289 800 900 (ext.7434)