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Ecoboo: “A real Maldives experience”… in Portuguese – Hugo Pedrosa, Director



Ecoboo: "A real Maldives experience"… in Portuguese - Hugo Pedrosa, Director

Ecoboo is a new boutique hotel with Portuguese capital in the Maldives, focused on sustainability since its construction and committed to guaranteeing a “real Maldivian experience,” general manager Hugo Pedrosa told PressTUR.

The name of the hotel comes from a combination of two words: “ecological” (compliance with environmental principles) and “bamboo” (in English “bamboo”), the material that was most often used in its construction.

“In the construction of the hotel, we used about 35 kilometers of bamboo,” Hugo Pedrosa told PressTUR at an event in Lisbon organized by tour operator Sonhando for travel agents (click to read: Dreaming offers the idyllic Maldives “as they always imagined” but with a “special” touch.).

Ecoboo, which opened in late July, has 26 rooms and is located on a local island, Thinadhoo, home to about 40 people, “90 minutes by speedboat or 25 minutes by seaplane” from Male Airport.

“The whole project is sustainable, from planning to day-to-day,” Hugo Pedrosa guarantees, pointing out that the hotel desalinates and filters seawater, collects rainwater, uses wastewater for irrigation, and recycles organic waste through an accelerated composting process that allows you to get fertilizer for the garden in 24-48 hours.

The hotel also has solar panels that enable it to reach a self-sustaining level of “about 70-80%” and inorganic waste shredding equipment it provides to the local community, allowing it to reduce the size of waste for transport and recycling.

In addition to bamboo, coconut fiber is another of the most commonly used materials in Ecoboo, namely in bed mattresses.

One of the hotel’s missions is to provide “a real Maldives experience,” its CEO emphasized. To that end, Ecoboo offers a seven-day program with daily experiences including visits to uninhabited islands and sandbars, swimming with sharks, dolphin watching, snorkeling and fishing.

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“The experience package is ready on a turnkey basis,” Hugo Pedrosa summed up, specifying that it includes accommodation on a full board basis, daily activities and transfers to and from the airport.

Since it is on an island with residents and the Maldives is a Muslim country, the hotel is not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages. However, from “February or March,” Ecoboo will have a ship off the island that will be a floating bar-restaurant where customers can arrive in about five minutes by boat and will be allowed to sell alcoholic beverages.

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Parties vote against free Portuguese language education abroad | Assembly of the Republic



Parties vote against free Portuguese language education abroad |  Assembly of the Republic

The diplomas voted this Friday in the Assembly of the Republic, which offered free teaching of the Portuguese language abroad, were rejected: the Socialist Party voted against and the PSD, among others, abstained.

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The Portuguese player who stole the CR7 stage in the Cup is married to the first girl he met in high school



Portugal international Bruno Fernandez rose to prominence during the World Cup in Qatar. The star, who also plays for England’s Manchester United, scored one more goal than Cristiano Ronaldo and played a crucial role in securing Portugal a place in the round of 16.

At the age of 28, the Portuguese has a very quiet personal life and is the father of two children. The star married in 2015, when he was 21, the first and only girl in his life, the Portuguese Ana Piño.

Adult film muse Elisa Sanchez poses with her body painted at a rehearsal for the World Cup.

Bruno Fernandes and Ana Pinho Photo: reproduction / Instagram

Bruno and Ana’s love story began in Porto, Portugal. They met at the school where they studied together, started dating and since then have not parted.

At the beginning of the relationship, Bruno played for the Portuguese club Boavista, so he easily managed to be with Ana and train.

When the player needed to move to Italy to improve his career, Ana supported the star and two years later she was asked to marry him.

They married at the end of 2015, and in 2017 they had Matilda Fernandez, the couple’s first daughter. Three years later, in 2020, Goncalo Fernandes was born, who completed the team of football fans played by Bruno.

Ana Pinho and Bruno Fernandes
Ana Pinho and Bruno Fernandes Photo: reproduction / Instagram
Ana Pinho and Bruno Fernandes
Ana Pinho and Bruno Fernandes Photo: reproduction / Instagram

Ana, Mathilde and Gonzalo are always present in the Portuguese games, which is very important in raising children.

Bruno Fernandes and family
Bruno Fernandes and family Photo: Reproduction / Instagram

Last Monday, when he scored two goals for Portugal, Bruno revealed during an interview that the kids predicted his performance against Uruguay. The children were optimistic. Woman, not so much.

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“Before the game, my children said that I would score two goals. Mother even thought it was an exaggeration, maybe now she doesn’t think it’s so exaggerated, ”Bruno joked.

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“Now you die, I’ll burn everything.” Portuguese man arrested in Spain suspected of setting wife on fire – Observer



"Now you die, I'll burn everything."  Portuguese man arrested in Spain suspected of setting wife on fire - Observer

Catalan justice has ordered the preventive detention of a man of Portuguese nationality for allegedly burning a 48-year-old woman alive. The suspect doused his companion with alcohol with rosemary and acetone, set fire to the house in which he lived in Lleida, while telling her: “Now you will die, I will burn everything.”

According to El Periodico, the 39-year-old man was detained on Monday, while a companion was rushed to the burn unit of the Hospital de la Vall d’Hebron, where she still has burns over 18% of her body.

or country Details that, in addition to trying to burn her, the man tried to strangle her. According to the indictment seen by the same newspaper, the victim went to bed around 11:00 pm, and the partner was still at home. Shortly after that, he left, and when he returned, he began to poke something in the woman’s face. “I will kill you,” I told him.

Companion managed to get out of bed, but the alleged intruder splashed acetone in his face. It was there that the man allegedly set fire to the house and tried to strangle her. The woman ran away, but she was pulled when she went down the stairs: “Let’s go, I’m on fire too.”

The building where the couple lived was destroyed by fire. However, the man denies this version, arguing that there was a quarrel, but that when he came home, there was already a fire. However, the judge who heard him considered that the explanations were “inaccurate” and there were “contradictions”.

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When asked why the woman came up with this story, the Portuguese man limited himself to the fact that “when she is annoyed”, her partner “does not know what he is saying”: “When he gets angry, he tries to hurt everyone.”

In turn, one of the witnesses – a neighbor of the couple – told the authorities that the couple quarreled, despite the fact that they had never witnessed a single episode of physical violence. On Monday, a neighbor overheard their quarrel and went out on the balcony at dawn and heard the cry of a 48-year-old woman: “Don’t kill me, don’t kill me, don’t kill me.”


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