Travel Blogs from Portugal

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Faro - city of Carlosesese, Faro, Portugal travel blog

Faro - city of Carlosesese

A travel blog entry by jo

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Despite our eventual triumph we were quite off Lisbon and so decided to head down the coast to the Algarve. We took the bus to Faro which was very hot although it did stop for ice cream. We liked Faro. It's very pretty. We booked in at the youth ...

Last Remnants of Madeira, Porto Moniz, Portugal travel blog

Last Remnants of Madeira

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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Once again we've made our way home for the splendour of Christmas Capitalism, several feet of snow and -25 temps and all, just like always. Ugh. However, we did have a semi-eventful last week in Madeira full of everything from hiking to shopping to ...

Lisbon vs Jacqui and Jo -- round two, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Lisbon vs Jacqui and Jo -- round two

A travel blog entry by jo

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... , apparently, but now it is all given over to sins of the flesh. They serve steak with egg on there ... that happens in Portugal, we don't know why. And we were very pleased with ourselves after that so we decided to head for a bar recommended by the ...

Lazing on the beach, Lagos, Portugal travel blog

Lazing on the beach

A travel blog entry by guykb

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The first priority for the day was to try out the pasterleria 5 metres from our front door. The Gomba café is full of locals and has fantastic pastries and cakes. More importantly, as we were to discover, it also has excellent coffee. The girls enjoyed ...

Porto., Porto, Portugal travel blog

Porto.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Porto. ...

Holidaying with baby, Madiera, Portugal travel blog

Holidaying with baby

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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This was our first major holiday with our one-year-old baby and I wasn't really up for it. My wife J was desperate for some sunshine at the tail end of the English winter and this made us look south. I had no desire to return to the Canary islands ...

Dolphin dreaming, Lagos, Portugal travel blog

Dolphin dreaming

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... and coffee. My plans were foiled when the croissants I bought were terrible, those bready kind that are often available here in Portugal. 'Get back downstairs and buy me some proper ones' Jess said to me (not really, I made this decision completely ...

Lisbon to Lagos, Lagos, Portugal travel blog

Lisbon to Lagos

A travel blog entry by guykb

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I managed to get our bags, one at a time, down the ladder that was our stairway. I was feeling a bit of animosity towards the bags at this point but from there it would be mainly rolling, not too much more lifting. Our trip to the bus station was pretty ...

In and around Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

In and around Lisbon

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... to London there won't be much time to relax! Next entry -> adventures in the Algarve Great Brands of the World - Portugal I'm not going to find anything better than this - an ad that without doubt will only increase the feverish pitch of support ...

Higher Learning, Coimbra, Portugal travel blog

Higher Learning

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... her cerebral cortex’s, so the centre of higher learning, Coimbra, was the first designated stop on our cross-Portugal adventure. To call Coimbra a university town is to do it a significant disservice- learning/teaching activities have been taking ...

Centre Of The Portuguese Empire, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Centre Of The Portuguese Empire

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... for the town centre to try out the pastries we had heard so much about. The pastries of Piriquita, travesseiros, are famous all over Portugal, and people cue up to buy them to take home by the truckload. These long, sugar coded 'pillows' are best still ...

Desperately Seeking Susan, Quarteiro, Portugal travel blog

Desperately Seeking Susan

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... brief. But it's still worth pointing out the relaxed nature and laid back lifestyle that has become highly characteristic of Portugal throughout this whole trip. Last stop was Vilamoura - another TV driven place - home to a number of pricey ...

The Gift, Albufeira, Portugal travel blog

The Gift

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... and a plan formulated for our return. We went, we experienced, and we've just got back. Spending New Year's in Portugal made a great change and offered something radically different. The weather was the best of a British summer, the sea was ...

Sagres: heaven on a stick, Sagres, Portugal travel blog

Sagres: heaven on a stick

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... down the south coast. I'm very glad I had Alexandra, friend and local, to show me the way in this beautiful corner of Portugal. First stop was Lagos, just in time to reach a beach bar set in a wonderful location on Meia Praia (Meia Beach). ...

Sailing and horse riding around the Algarves, Lagos, Portugal travel blog

Sailing and horse riding around the Algarves

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... ; lucky we got there in one peice! Tonight we're meeting Margaret and Harry (danielle's nan's sister) at the Glasgow airport. Portugal has been really cool and because of Lago's its now up there with a few of my favourite countries i've ...

rainy day blues..., Tavira, Portugal travel blog

rainy day blues...

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... guide, gave us a wonderfull insight into Tavira's history; especially the Moorish aspects. - As in many of the towns around southern portugal/spain, the major churches are built on top of mosques. - after two nights here we were ready to move on and ...

Flea market and Fado, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Flea market and Fado

A travel blog entry by guykb

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Now if you have followed the blog since Brussels, you'll know that Jess is a sucker for a flea market. There is one in Lisbon every Tuesday and Saturday, so we planned to visit it on Saturday, our last day in Lisbon. Because Internet access was not as ...

Suprise, its Porto.., Porto, Portugal travel blog

Suprise, its Porto..

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... Travelogue) (months ago, im the organised one) and at 5.15 Friday night I found out I was going to Porto (in Portugal).. Pretty tiled Buildings, bridges galore, Port (not that i drink it) many many beautiful churches.. Our plane out was delayed ...

Discover the land of the Greatest Navigators, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Discover the land of the Greatest Navigators

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... the world's leaders of greatest explorers and adventurers during the Middle Ages. Located in the south-westernmost region of Europe, Portugal benefits by having a very long shoreline with many harbors and rivers flowing to the ocean and had been a great ...

Wandering Through History, Batalha, Portugal travel blog

Wandering Through History

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... kings. It took the efforts of fifteen architects and the construction required new techniques and artistic styles, previously unknown in Portugal. We had dinner in Batalha which in Portugal has meant another round of Bacalhau or salted cod (lunch tends ...

stuck in limbo, Valença, Portugal travel blog

stuck in limbo

A travel blog entry by twittg

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So I'm finding that I really dislike the transportation system in the northern half of Portugal. My last update was in Èvora, a cool small town east of Lisbon. From there I went north to a couple small towns that are both situated on hills with castles ...

Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Lisbon

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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This is shaping up to be a long one as Lisbon as so much to offer. This is largely as a result of Lisbon's golden years during their age of discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries. Maritimer Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route around ...

Easter in Porto., Porto, Portugal travel blog

Easter in Porto.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... on Wednesday morning before the Easter weekend to a city we practically knew nothing about. It was Johana's first time in Portugal while I already had Lisbon, the capital, on my list. We used Porto's excellent Metro system to reach the hotel in ...

Tram 28 and More, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Tram 28 and More

A travel blog entry by myjob

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... by wonderful food and wine! The meals were to die for and the wine was comparable in price to water!  Over all, I would rank Lisbon on my " favourite city" list. After falling in love with the city, we are both eager to discover Northern Portugal. ...

The Last of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

The Last of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Funchal was built on the side of a mountain/hill and it looks beautiful as your ship pulls into port. Once ashore we walked 1.5 - 2 miles, where we took a cable-car high above, to a little town that looks down on Funchal and the sea. There's a church at ...

Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Porto

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... the morning and light up at night.  Breakfast is also included, and all for less than most hostels we have stayed in!  Portugal is known for being cheaper to travel through and so far soooo good! After getting settled, we hit the town to get ...

Lisbon Loungers!, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Lisbon Loungers!

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... i think i stood there for about half an hour in the warm water! However, the rumors which i heard about showers flooding in Portugal came true - the piping system isn't exactly the best in this country and every few minutes i had to turn the shower off ...

Pushing my limits, Covilha/Penhas de Saude/Torre/Maneigas (Serra da Estrella), Portugal travel blog

Pushing my limits

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... for Torre early the next morning. This was going to be my most strenuous day. I was headed towards the highest point in Portugal - a not too impressive, but still substantial, 1993 meters. As I walked down the road to the base of the mountain, I heard ...

pre fab shack and historis township, Porto Covo and Silves, Portugal travel blog

pre fab shack and historis township

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... ; tourist office closed but found a cheap pensao without too much hassle. - Silves was the Moorish capital of southern portugal for a few hundred years; the medieval cathedrals are built around minarets of moorish mosques and the hill is topped with a ...

Princess Stays In A Castle, Obidos, Portugal travel blog

Princess Stays In A Castle

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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Since we gave up our homestead in Tottenham, DH, aka She-Who-Must-be-Obeyed, aka The Princess, has been without a castle. And given that royalty without a castle for any significant length of time tend to start wars with everyone around them, it was just ...

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