9Jun

Lisbon in one day

By wadeygc / June 9, 2014 / Portugal Blogs / No Comments

Portugal Day 8 Saturday 23rd November We got up at 5.30am as it’s a 2.5 hour drive to Lisbon and as we had only a day there, we didn’t want to waste any time! The road up to Lisbon was so empty. I appreciate that it was early, but in the UK, the motorways would […]

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9Jun

Skateboarding in the Trees and Fried Icecream

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Portugal Day 7 Friday 22nd November There was a bit of rain this morning, so Glyn and I thought that now is a good time to go to the beach. We drove about 18 miles to Senhora da Rocha which is a beach named after a small chapel on its promontory. According to the guidebook, […]

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8Jun

Damp Squib and Azelejos

By wadeygc / June 8, 2014 / Portugal Blogs / No Comments

Portugal Day 6 Thursday November 21st Today turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. The original plan was to get up early and go up north to Évora to see Megaliths and pre-historic stuff. Google maps had claimed it was just a two hour drive but the satnav reckoned more than three […]

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8Jun

Pirates, Pebbles and the Tourist Traps

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Portugal Day 5 Wednesday November 20th Today Glyn and I went back to Silves via Algoz (that wasn’t so much as sleepy but dead). We went that way for a change of scenery and to avoid toll roads. When we’d hired the car we were asked if we were going to use the motorway. This […]

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8Jun

Lost on Fóia

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Portugal Day 4 Tuesday November 19th When we’d flown into The Algarve on Saturday morning, I’d been looking out of the plane window and noticed that all the landscape was littered with buildings. Even the mountains and countryside was regularly dotted with dwellings of some sort. With...

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8Jun

Dolphins and Back-Breaking Water

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Portugal Day 3 Monday November 18th Today looked colder than yesterday when we got up, but still, the three elderly ladies who are also staying at these apartments were bravely lying by the pool. It might have been warmish in sheltered areas but it was goosebumps in the wind. It seems that some t...

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8Jun

The End of the World and Back

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Portugal Day 2 Sunday November 17th Glyn and I didn’t get up until gone 11am as we’d purposely not set alarms, wanting to catch up on sleep. We then drove to the end of the world. The End. …….. Not really! But during Ye Very Olde Times, people thought that Cabo de Sao Vice...

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8Jun

Sangria, Kamakazi Cats and Boring Brits

By wadeygc / June 8, 2014 / Portugal Blogs / No Comments

Portugal Day 1 Saturday November 16th Glyn and I flew into Faro airport from Birmingham with Britain’s Most Boring. Seriously, we’d had to sit on the plane for two hours before it even took off due to some technical faults listening to golf bores wittering on constantly to an elderly ...

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