Travel Blogs from Portugal

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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 ...

Portolandia, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Portolandia

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... so much to offer, but we only had time for one city or activity, so we chose to visit Guimaraes.  Guimaraes was Portugal's first city and is another UNESCO site. While much of modern Portugal was ruled by Moors in the Middle Ages, this northern ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Faro and Portugal!, Faro, Portugal travel blog

Faro and Portugal!

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... us).  See pictures as it is a little creepy.  That evening we went to a restaurant to enjoy our last night in Portugal (at least for a while).  We sat next to a very loud American man who we believe only knows how to communicate by ...

On the Edge, Sagres and Lagos, Portugal travel blog

On the Edge

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... outwardly friendly everywhere we went.  It maybe a bit premature for such a bold statement, but even in just a couple of days Portugal has imposed a whole different feel to that of Spain. Things are a lot more laid back here and life seems to go on ...

Taking to the water, Lagos, Portugal travel blog

Taking to the water

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... come from and how old it is were lacking so we had to guess. There is also a movie on the early explorers of Portugal - Henry the Navigator and such which was quite interesting. Most of the crew members of the tall ships appeared to be school children ...

The Faded Grandeur of Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

The Faded Grandeur of Porto

A travel blog entry by zento

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... captivated by the ceiling lamps: massive 1 tonne iron sculptures with graceful organic motifs.  Classical allegories representing Portugal's main trades and social activities were painted in warm earth tones and pastel colors along the ceilings and ...

Portuguese plans..., Salema, Portugal travel blog

Portuguese plans...

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... see how this one works out for us.   I write this entry from a campground outside of Salema, in the Algarve region of Portugal.  Truth be told - I don't even know anyone who's ever been here. Until one of you email and tell me you've been ...

Alter do Chao - Day 77, Alter do Chao, Brazil travel blog

Alter do Chao - Day 77

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Caught the bus this morning to Alter do Chao, a small town on the banks of the river Tapajos which is only a one hour bumpy bus ride away. The town has supposedly some of the finest river beaches in the world. Seen some pictures in Santarem and it does ...

what port is this?, Evora, Portugal travel blog

what port is this?

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... upside the head. That hostel was kinda drab too. Today I got the h*ll out of Lisboa and rode out to Evora (central Portugal). It's a cool little town with plenty of churches, some Roman ruins and an old aquaduct. I like the smaller towns with their ...

Lagos and the Algarve, Lagos, Portugal travel blog

Lagos and the Algarve

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... of Lagos and is filled with cliffs and grottos that provide the most stunning views stretching for almost the whole length of southern Portugal (see pictures and video). After the trek back, we headed out for more incredible food.  This time it was ...

knackered in lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

knackered in lisboa

A travel blog entry by kris

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well after a night bus from malaga all the way across iberia i find myself in lisbon.. the night bus was obviously hell.. does anyone know someone who has got some decent kip on those things? anyways.. after a bit of confusion when i arrived with the ...

Lisbon  - NO STORY., Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Lisbon - NO STORY.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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NO STORY - Overnight ...

The End....  For Now!, Lisboa, Portugal travel blog

The End.... For Now!

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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Lisboa... (or Lisbon to we who are too ignorant to speak a second language) found me totally unenthusiastic about going home to Marlow. With very little time there following a long overnight bus from Seville I slept most of the morning under the trees ...

A Port Day, Porto, Portugal travel blog

A Port Day

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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We all agreed in the beginning that we really didn't like port. But being in Porto and offered a free tour and tasting, how could we not partake? So like the troopers we were, Allison, Alexis, and I set out for Taylors one early morning to do our Porto ...

The 150, Porto, Portugal travel blog

The 150

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Warning: Parental Guidance Recommended   There is an old saying. Don't believe everything that you read.   My parents were ten pound Poms. Because of this, I was lucky enough to be born with two passports. One Australian, and the other ...

Did someone say Pastéis, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Did someone say Pastéis

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Barb and I departed Toronto to visit one of the oldest cities in the World: Lisbon. Lisbon's heritage runs deep into the 15th century, making it the oldest city in western europe. The city centre hosts 550,000 inhabitants, making it feel like a smaller ...

Camino de Santiago, Day 1, Rates, Portugal travel blog

Camino de Santiago, Day 1

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... would show us the way to the border. We had walked a few of these streets before, so it was good to go back again. Portugal always amazes me, the old buildings, use to have so much glory, but now some are rotting, and the churches are awesome with their ...

Camino de Santiago, Day 2, Barcelos, Portugal travel blog

Camino de Santiago, Day 2

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Camino de Portuguese, Day 2 - GPS Link In the morning, as we packed, we looked outside and the weather once again was doing funny things. The sun was out but you could see rain in the distance, so we packed as fast as we could, but were the last to leave ...

Camino de Santiago, Day 3, Ponte do Lima, Portugal travel blog

Camino de Santiago, Day 3

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... up in their best, and every now and then, we see a priest with some others, they wish us Bom Camino, as you do in Portugal, and they ask us to kiss Jesus Christ. I do this even though it feels weird because I am half Jewish, half Catholic, but follow no ...

The Big Cock of Portugal, Braga, Portugal travel blog

The Big Cock of Portugal

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... blog, and as I had a free weekend coming up, I gave her a list of places that we could visit, tickets were booked, and Portugal was our destination. Day 1, Porto - GPS Link Having been to Porto a few times, Ilona was quite happy for me to take control. I ...

Just a Sniff of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Just a Sniff of Lisbon

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Lisbon is a nice city, I think. The areas of Alfama and Baixa are filled with cobble roadways where tiny trams make their way up and down hills and around tight street corners. There are castles and churches and cafes; not to mention beautiful views of ...

Vintage wines and Vintage Port, Oh my!, Régua, Portugal travel blog

Vintage wines and Vintage Port, Oh my!

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Today we cruised from the Inner Douro to Régua, a major port wine centre and the unofficial " Capital of Trade". This region is known for its wine groaning and excellent vintages. The unique landscape offers exceptional growing conditions, despite the ...

Madeira, Day 3, Porto Moniz, Portugal travel blog

Madeira, Day 3

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Now after yesterdays walk, my legs were fucked and the only thing that we could do was walk out the pain, and as this island is covered in levadas, we decided to walk one, but before I tell you about it, basically a Nevada is a water canal which ...

Sintra, Sintra, Portugal travel blog

Sintra

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... us to the Pena Palace, five minutes further up the mountain. This amazing place, described as the finest example of Romantic architecture in Portugal (and who am I to argue) started life as a monastery but took its current form in the 19th century. It's a ...

The Fortified Village and Castelo Rodrigo, Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal travel blog

The Fortified Village and Castelo Rodrigo

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Castelo Rodrigo is one of 12 historic villages in Portugal, and its medieval streets are breathtaking. The fortified medieval village is perched up on a isolated hill, giving a 360 degree view over spain and portugal. We spend our time wandering the ...

Lagos to Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Lagos to Porto

A travel blog entry by guykb

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We woke up to the most glorious day. With visions of spending the day lying on a beach not being fulfilled we headed for the bus station. It was an eight hour trip to Porto including a one hour stop in Lisbon waiting for our connection. We made our way ...

Fala Inglez?, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Fala Inglez?

A travel blog entry by jo

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Ahhh, Lisbon. We arrived with no guide book and nowhere to stay as night was falling and speaking no Portuguese. There were tears, there were scenes, there was a moment when we thought we would have to sleep in the park with the homeless people ... but ...

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