2008 News Archive - Holidays - Gazza 'escaping stresses in the Algarve'
05 02 2009
Troubled former footballer Paul Gascoigne, or Gazza as he is affectionately known, has headed out to the Algarve to escape from everyday stresses, according to the Sun.
Gascoigne, who was recently the subject of a Channel 4 documentary entitled Surviving Gazza, which showed the breakdown of family relationships, is allegedly looking to move to Portugal permanently in order to escape the strains of life in the UK.
The Sun quoted a friend of Gascoigne, who said: "Paul will be sad to leave Britain because he has so many happy memories but he feels it is time to move on."
Portugal's Algarve has long enjoyed a reputation as an excellent place to escape from the pressures of everyday life.
Such is the popularity of Portugal and its rugged coastal areas as holiday destinations that recent tourism figures showed that visitor numbers rose last year, despite the credit crunch.