our land-lady is american from upstate new york. She lives in moncarapacho for more than 25 years.The expat population here exceeds the portuguese. Mostly dutch, british and germans found on this kind of greek Tuscany the perfect place to dwell. There are not only retired people. The viveiros monterosa, for instance, owned by a dutch, export plants for all over the world. Another one makes cookies, sweets and pancakes. For a dutch it must be a good experience to look down to the sea.