Free WiFi in the center of my village – S.João da Pesqueira

sjoaopesqueiraMy village, S. João da Pesqueira, is located in the heart of the Douro Valley, a region that is strongly committed to and relying on the agriculture. This village is far away from any urban area and sometime I feel we are all a little bit isolated. Nevertheless, poor accessibility contribute to make it even more special. Or is what we want to believe.

Some weeks ago, Fernando João, my brother-in-law, turned on his laptop and identified a free wireless Internet access. Since at our place we do not have any rooter to spread Internet through the house, we thought it could come from a neighbour’s. When we were connected to it, a new window pop-up. It was a message from the City Hall inviting us to use the Internet connection for free for half a hour. At the end of this trial period if we wanted to continue using it, we just had to go to the City Hall and ask for a user ID and a password. Cheap, easy and HUGELY useful.

S. João da Pesqueira, a small spot in the middle of Portugal, a country where everything needs more time to occur, has free wireless Internet in the center of the village. Thank you mayor, Mr. Lima Costa, and all your crew.

Do you know any other wireless Internet town?

Oscar Quevedo

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  1. Justin Saturday April 18th, 2009 | reply
    Hola Oscar. We have a similar system here in Jerez Um abraço
  2. Oscar Quevedo Saturday April 18th, 2009 | reply
    Thank you to share it with us Justin. One more reason to visit you! Hope to go soon. Outro abraço, Oscar
  3. Gabriella Opaz Sunday April 19th, 2009 | reply
    That's incredible. Can your Mayor come to Terrassa and teach our government a thing or two about getting free access to information :-)
  4. Carrie Jorgensen Monday April 20th, 2009 | reply
    Wow! I hope the mayor of Vidigueira reads your blog! This is the way to go!
  5. Filipe José Carvalho Tuesday April 21st, 2009 | reply
    Hei Óscar and hello everyone!! You can track S. João da Pesqueira events at Right now we are not translating the twit, but we will start to do it, beggining today. S. João da Pesqueira has one of the greatest wine events in Douro and in Portugal: VINDOURO | WINE CELEBRATION. You can have a look on past editions on I hope to see you all this year, in late August, early September for another WINE CELEBRATION!!! Yours, Filipe José Carvalho S. João da Pesqueira City Hall
  6. jorge martins Thursday May 14th, 2009 | reply
    Parabéns caro amigo Dr. Oscar Quevedo, o site está interessante e de facil consulta e com artigos pertinentes.

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