Luka Alexander is an accomplished writer, content creator, and entertainer, who has had a love for culture and travel his whole life. Having explored most of Europe and North America, it’s the Algarve that Luka calls home, after spending much time visiting Russia – a country he has explored immensely, even picking up the language and the ability to read and write in Cyrillic script (кириллица) and also a little of the Georgian script too.
A descendant of the Breton Knight Alan Fitz Flaad of Dol-de-Bretagne in France, and the House of Stewart, Luka first began writing when documenting his adventures across three continents, detailing his encounters along the way. From dancing with the Navajo people of Arizona to drinking Tequila in the back streets of the Mexican border city of Nogales, and even exploring a former Soviet submarine of the Black Sea Fleet anchored in the Moscow river, Luka has a host of stories tucked up his sleeve.
In March 2022, Gay Talese – the acclaimed journalist for The New Yorker and author of The Voyeur’s Motel personally wrote to Luka quoting “I enjoyed your article about Portugal’s Algarve region. If I ever left my home in the USA, I would definitely move there, happily.”
When he’s not writing or travelling, Luka can be found hitting the waves along the Silver coast, enjoying an afternoon of open water swimming and sailing. He is also a collector of religious icons, with over 30 in his possession and one dating back to XIX century Russia, which was written during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II. Luka is also a professional magician & illusionist and has performed for His Majesty King Charles III, when he was the Prince of Wales, and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York respectively.
Here in Portugal Luka has seen first hand how the country has changed over the past three decades, but what hasn’t changed is his curiosity to find out more about this county’s rich cultural history and the fascinating array of individuals that call Portugal home.