Yes, that is true! During a walk in Olhao, we ended up getting caught up in a real soap opera. They were in the middle of a video shoot when we came strolling down in the harbor. I love things like this! Unplanned that just happen and make you be part of something new!
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Olhao harbor set the set
We were out and exploring with our friends Fritte and Taina when we stumbled upon loads of cameras and people standing and waiting. I had to force Mini to snap a few pictures. He is not nearly as nosy as I am when it comes to “other peoples business”. He just walked past it and was ready to continue our exploration of Olhao.
I am not like that! I am super curious and I need to find out more. So we stopped and waited. Waited for something to happen. And then it did! They were shooting a scene where one woman is waiting out by the car and there is someone approaching her. They have a conversation and then they get into the car.
– CUT!, yelled the director and then they did the scene again.
Filming Paixao for the Portuguese SIC channel
Before we left the movie set I had to ask one from the staff what they were shooting. He said that it was a soap opera called “Passion”. I wrote it up and thought that I will google it when we are back. However, once we got back I could not find it no matter how hard I looked.
And yes, I tried all kinds of search words to find the show. After a couple of hours, I sent an email to Soraia (our contact in the Algarve) and gave her the information I had. And bless her sweet heart because within an hour I had an answer.
…Yes I do know that soap opera that is showned on the portuguese SIC channel. The name in portuguese is Paixão.
Soraia also gave me some links where I could read more about the show. And it is a show about passion indeed. A guy wants a girl and can’t have her and all of that. Unfortunately, it’s in Portuguese so impossible for me to follow!
Paixao is filmed all over Algarve
One thing that I think is amazing is that the whole series is filmed around the Algarve. I believe that the scenery is incredible. And who knows – maybe they will ad English subs and then we can all watch it!
And until then we continue to create our own soap opera – that is also called our life!