Travel Blogs from Portugal

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Soccer, Hiking and My Love of Madeiran TV, Garajau, Portugal travel blog

Soccer, Hiking and My Love of Madeiran TV

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... or understand so they just don’t expect it from foreigners (unlike Spanish) 4) Also unlike in Spanish speaking countries, in Portugal the American TV shows are not dubbed, only subtitled. Which means built in practice on a daily basis, especially ...

A day with 'We Hate Tourism Tours', Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

A day with 'We Hate Tourism Tours'

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... did not stop people from going down to the ocean. Instead we stopped at the town of Cascais, this is the Saint Tropez of Portugal, although it does not have the mega yachts in its harbor. Here we walked around for a short while, before heading onwards. ...

Monsaraz., Monsaraz, Portugal travel blog

Monsaraz.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Portugal.. ...

Faial, Pico and Sao Jorge Island., Horta, Portugal travel blog

Faial, Pico and Sao Jorge Island.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Faial, Pico and Sao Jorge ...

Stairs!, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Stairs!

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... booked something in Lisboa, so we have quite a drive ahead. After breakfast we loaded the car and took of, heading out to Portugal. Around lunch time we were around the town of Castello Branco, so we left the highway and headed to the town. Here we ...

Chicken Run, Palmela, Portugal travel blog

Chicken Run

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... the end and a interesting day away from the van. We have stayed in some amazing places and the view from the van in Portugal has rarely disappointed, when I get the chance to upload this I hope the pictures that we choose can do the time we have had ...

Sagres, Salema, Burgau and Praia da Luz., Sagres, Portugal travel blog

Sagres, Salema, Burgau and Praia da Luz.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Sagres, Cabo San Vicente, Salema, Burgau, Praia da Luz and ...

The Rain in Spain Sent Us Insane So We Left, Viano Do Castelo, Portugal travel blog

The Rain in Spain Sent Us Insane So We Left

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... enough so we headed south. If going west across Spain wasn't going to work we'd go south and go to a whole new country - Portugal.   And it worked, as the border came into sight the clouds began to thin, the rain stopped and by the time we crossed ...

Wind, Stripey Buildings and Bakery Brawls, Costa Nova, Portugal travel blog

Wind, Stripey Buildings and Bakery Brawls

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... here. The accompanying photo making it look a lot better than it was. We spent the evenings in the tent sheltering from the cold wind and with the forecast of more of the same we made the call to move on, leaving Portugal behind, heading inland ...

Madeiran Musings, Garajau, Portugal travel blog

Madeiran Musings

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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I like it here! Now, on to other news: Overall the traffic in Madeira is very reasonable and orderly, although it does take a significant level of awareness to deal with all the sharp slopes, narrow roads and blind corners. But for all the logical ...

Back in Porto., Porto, Portugal travel blog

Back in Porto.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Back in ...

One Last Lisboner, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

One Last Lisboner

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... all sorts of things: Political satire – the carrying anti-government signs describing the horrible unemployment situation in Portugal, dressed apparently as your average unemployed person would in tattered suits, work boots and ghoul masks. Or, ...

Port for breakfast, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Port for breakfast

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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... . As we board the bus we're handed a bottle of water by a beautiful young guy in the costume of the prime minister of Portugal from the year in the 1700s that a devastating tsunami hit Lisboa.  He is giving away the water that inundated the city. Our ...

Home Of Port Wine, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Home Of Port Wine

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... for no other reason than it's the home of port wine. In the two weeks we were in London we did absolutely zero research on Portugal, booked a flight and a hotel, and hoped we could figure it out on the fly. At least we thought we booked a hotel. Turns ...

Lisbon (Portugal not North Dakota!), Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Lisbon (Portugal not North Dakota!)

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... costs around $2.50. Hopefully this should help explain why we are only spending seven nights in Europe. A few more days in Portugal, then quickly through Spain to get to Morocco. She Said: A few things Todd left out... I unexpectedly cried for the ...

Pastries (and other goodies!) in Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Pastries (and other goodies!) in Portugal

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... the globe (the latter under Spanish sponsorship). The giant Monument to the Discoveries reminds us of the discoveries of Portugal's early explorers while seafaring motifs proliferate in the cloister at the Monastery of Jeronimos. Belem is also where ...

Flying home, Lisbon Airport, Portugal travel blog

Flying home

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... . Port day in Porto. Getting lost everyday while hiking in Serra da Estrella, but still making it up the highest point in Portugal. Suddenly deciding to go home early. Cheese and bread diet. Drinking way way too much in Lagaos. The day of puking ...

Luxury in Evora, Evora, Portugal travel blog

Luxury in Evora

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... the New York area, we are continually surrounded by people speaking different languages and practicing diverse customs. Here in Portugal, the people, culture, foods, and way of life aren't that much different than those we encountered in previous travels ...

Madeira: We're Sort of Portuguese!, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Madeira: We're Sort of Portuguese!

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... gradually increasing daily winds, our only other concern was the dreaded siesta. Would flying a thousand kilometres from mainland Portugal, and even further from Spain, finally mean an escape from the generally inconvenient afternoon siesta? On the ...

Return to Blue Madeira, Garajau, Portugal travel blog

Return to Blue Madeira

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... with all my aforementioned naps and the watching all sorts of soccer games, from all sorts of struggling European countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy), plus Germany and England. 2.      Some unremarkable walks Madeira is a ...

Madeiring Escape, Caniço, Portugal travel blog

Madeiring Escape

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... it half a star in my books). Followed that up with some Pizza Hut (apparently Domino’s hasn’t cannibalized all of them in Portugal the way they seem to have in Spain) and then Back to the Room! Back to the Room! An easy three-hour train ride ...

Lisbon, Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Lisbon, Portugal

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... in one of Portugals largest banks. After that we said our goodbyes to Lisbon andgot on our night train back to Madrid. Portugal was a terrific country, I definately plan on going back sometime and seeing what else it has to offer. The people were ...

Going out with a Bang, Lagos, Portugal travel blog

Going out with a Bang

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... a free shot with every drink that you order. Any sleep that you get is a drunken sleep. I arrived in the party capital of Portugal with two days left, and determined to make the most of them. My hostel was called the Rising Cock, a family run place ...

Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Lisbon

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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Algarve adventures, Faro, Portugal travel blog

Algarve adventures

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... , salt marshes, sand bar islands and expansive beaches liberally sprinkled with Roman ruins that caps the southern most point in Portugal. The resulting environment is a strange but beautiful mix rich in life. We checked out the cork trees first - ...

A flagon of Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

A flagon of Porto

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... is back to Spain on an overnight train destined for San Sebastian and Basque country. Unfortunately I'll miss the game to see whether Portugal goes through to the World Cup Finals. However if all goes well I'll hear about it anyway and then catch up with ...

Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Coimbra

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... free).  So instead, we headed back for the night after making the decision to seek out a fado performance elsewhere in Portugal. The next morning after a fabulous breakfast and packing our lunch, we headed out to tour some of the gardens of ...

Day trip to Guimaraes, Guimarães, Portugal travel blog

Day trip to Guimaraes

A travel blog entry by guykb

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On our last full day in Portugal, really the last full day of the European part of our holiday we headed to Guimaraes for a day trip. We started by attempting to see inside the Se (Cathedral) which is literally across the road from our apartment. Having ...

A visit to the beach, Porto, Portugal travel blog

A visit to the beach

A travel blog entry by guykb

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As I mentioned on a previous post, we were keen to explore a bit out of the centre of Porto and were particularly interested to see what was at the mouth of the Douro. We had seen waves crashing when we had taken our river cruise so this raised our ...

The gritty side of Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

The gritty side of Porto

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... you come into contact with some of the seedier aspects of life here. Spitting, for example, is a national pastime in Portugal but takes on Olympic proportions here. I keep looking for signs announcing competitions for public spitting. Longest spit, for ...

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