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The Beautiful Region of Tras-os-Montes, Vila Real, Portugal travel blog

The Beautiful Region of Tras-os-Montes

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Today we visited the beautiful region of Trás-Os-Montes, and the Vila Real. The Palace of Mateus was built in the 18th century for the Count of Real, and is still maintained in the family. The Palace has elaborate gardens, and is famous for its 100ft ...

Belem, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Belem

A travel blog entry by guykb

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I woke up to another fine day in Lisbon with no suitcase. I looked at my phone to find that it had run out of battery overnight. 'Oh no' I thought. The airport people have probably been trying desperately to reach me to explain why the suitcase never ...

Crying over spilt blood in Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Crying over spilt blood in Lisbon

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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The nearest campground to Lisbon is a forty five-minute train ride away, plus a bus ride to the station. It was either free camp or use the campground. Melanie was not as hard as Lucy and myself. Bit mad really, as it is far cheaper to free camp. We ...

Bones, beers and concrete, Lagos, Portugal travel blog

Bones, beers and concrete

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... hit the road again. We made our way to Lagos, this was meant to be or used to be a sleepy village on the corner of Portugal. We drove up to the campground, got a space and realised that the ground here was indeed harder than concrete, so Melanie would be ...

Sleepy Little Ponta Delgada, Ponta delgada, Portugal travel blog

Sleepy Little Ponta Delgada

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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  We arrived in the Azores sometime in the early morning. When we got off the Solstice at around 8:00 a.m. Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores, on the island of Sao Miguel was like a ghost town. By nine a restaurant beside the cathedral opened ...

Lolling around Lagos, Lagos, Portugal travel blog

Lolling around Lagos

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... been eyeing up so we indulged. By now I was figuring we could put the finishing touch on our guide to the Indian restaurants of Portugal. Well, it was our third meal now. The Shalimar on Rua Candido Dos Reis was a good choice. With our bellies full, we ...

Wine to put Bacchus to shame, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Wine to put Bacchus to shame

A travel blog entry by zento

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...  Upstairs a terrace with more azulejos showed scenes from the collection of the grape harvest so popular in these parts of Portugal.  Other pagan images included Bacchus riding on a sea monster escorted by small cherubs.     We ...

Queria muito sangria, por favor., Lagos, Portugal travel blog

Queria muito sangria, por favor.

A travel blog entry by jo

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And oh, what a good decision that turned out to be. Ahhh, beautiful Lagos. We got the bus there (much quicker bus ride) and found a completely fantastic pensione and met up with five Australian girls from the hostel in Faro. After extensive ...

Madeira Day 2, Santana, Portugal travel blog

Madeira Day 2

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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During the previous evening, Ilona looked at me and said, I know you walk alot, but come on, lets see how good you are because tomorrow, straight after breakfast, we are walking up to the highest peak, over to the third highest and back again. Honestly, ...

Lagos - a greek island in portugal?, Lagos, Portugal travel blog

Lagos - a greek island in portugal?

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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Before we arrived in Lago's we had this enchanting bus ride all the way there.  Portugal has these pretty little villages all througout out these mountains and occassionally you see this very old bunch of buildings all wrecked and I couldnt help but ...

Walking around Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Walking around Lisbon

A travel blog entry by guykb

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When I woke up this first thing I did was check my phone to see f the baggage people had been trying to ring me. No such luck. I put back on the underwear that I had carefully hand washed the previous evening, despite being not quite dry and redressed in ...

Exploring the Douro, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Exploring the Douro

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... of a shirt for me and also some new shoes, extra cheap, from Springfield (the shop, not the town - the shoes are from Portugal). The girls headed home while I went to a traditional Internet café to see if they would let me plug in my computer to their ...

Addicted to Port, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Addicted to Port

A travel blog entry by zento

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Porto is a city that flourished with its port wine trade since the 17th century.  And that being the century of Baroque art, it's no surprise the city's main splendour lies in Baroque architecture.  We see this in the dramatic curves of the facades and ...

loving it in lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

loving it in lisboa

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... empire into south america and asia... - huge cathedral....huge!!! - pastisse al nata; very special custard tarts, are available all over portugal, the best ones are in Belem, they simpy on of the best things we have ever eaten!!! - nice family feel, ...

Remeedios and Sparkling wine, Lamego, Portugal travel blog

Remeedios and Sparkling wine

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Lamego is a quaint town filled with Renaissance and Baroque buildings, all overlooking the beautiful valley. We spend the afternoon exploring the Sanctuary and tasting the local sparking wines from Lamego. The Sanctuary is famous for its granite stair ...

Northern portugal a spectacular train ride ..., Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon, Sintra, Portugal travel blog

Northern portugal a spectacular train ride ...

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... the summer residence of the Kings of Portugal and is green, lush and mountaineous. The Pena Palace was the highlight of Portugal for Tonya. The multicoloured towers and domes reminded Paul of Disney World. Inside was a completely wacko collection of ...

Port, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Port

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... than fifteen minutes !!!   Ribeira   Not often does RyanAir land at a proper international airport, and thankfully for Euro 2004, Portugal rebuilt the airport and laid a metro system down. It was cheap as well. In we went, grabbed our hotel and ...

Accommodation Anarchy - Part 2, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Accommodation Anarchy - Part 2

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... again, tomato still present in my ears and other places not to mention!! This time to Seville for a night and then onto Lisbon, Portugal. At this stage I am not really sure why we agreed to fly into Barcelona and then out of Lisbon. Sounded like a ...

Lisbon - argggh, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Lisbon - argggh

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) Let's see - we did finally make it to Lisbon, right?  I spent roughly the last 12 hours battling the absinthe fairy and wishing I was dead.  This wish my dear partner Sara tried to accommodate by offering to kill me several ...

Back in Time, Albufeira, Portugal travel blog

Back in Time

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... much longer again to reach the Portugese border, which basically consisted of a huge bridge spanning the inlet between Spain and Portugal. No officials, no passports, absolute doddle - a bit different to the old days..  We stopped briefly in Tavira. ...

across the pond, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

across the pond

A travel blog entry by jay29

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... but it appears they did not turn out as a result.  The Monastery took fifty years to complete and was built grand as Portugal was in the midst of vast wealth during this time from the India spice trade.  I really enjoyed Lisbon - very laid ...

on the douro...by the sea, Porto, Portugal travel blog

on the douro...by the sea

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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lovin it here.....really unique place. Porto lines the banks of the douro river as it flows into the Atlantic. The old part of the city also clings to a few very steep hills, good exercise ambling around town. Definitely a different feel to Madrid, much ...

Loving Loule, Loule, Portugal travel blog

Loving Loule

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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... as the Dordogne, the firewood pile is a status symbol. The neater and squarer and of course the larger the better! Houses in Portugal have much smaller stocks but the one I made from the tree trimmings was designed to be admired!. Each time we checked ...

A weekend with the windy West Coast waves, Carrapateira, Portugal travel blog

A weekend with the windy West Coast waves

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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... (ahem) we were packed and ready to leave for a weekend jaunt to the allegedly very lovely, rugged and windswept West Coast of Portugal. Except Brian wouldn't start as she had a flat battery, which was odd because it had only ten days since we had ...

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... quite a few different places, even had a stint in hospital, but what really stands out in my mind has been the reaquaintence with Portugal, so why stop when you are having fun. This weeks destination is the capital, a place we haven't been to in over ...

Bom Dia!, Santa Clara a Velha, Portugal travel blog

Bom Dia!

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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... ingress in the back windows is proving manageable, and when we have another sunny day we'll do some more sealing up.  Portugal seems to be a really lovely country, and far more beautiful and varied than the bits of Spain we saw as we drove through ...

Music and medronho, Santa Clara a Velha, Portugal travel blog

Music and medronho

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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An overnight trip up into the Alentejo to see our previous host and friend Carol coincided with a performance of Appallachian music by Phil from Oz and Eric from Estonia. The newly formed Alvorada string duo caused a sensation at the local ...

Horsing around, Ourique, Portugal travel blog

Horsing around

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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We've gotten very behind on our blog! Mainly due to lack of internet access and working very hard ;-) So, to catch up....   Alex had been around horses a lot when she was younger so was actually looking forward to a couple of weeks on a small ...

Before the Walk, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Before the Walk

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... people arrived in Santiago, but only 125000 walked from the France/Spain starting point. The next most popular was to walk from Portugal, and with only 10000 people arriving last year, it seemed like the place to be. The next point that slightly bothered ...

Trading trad skills, Malveira, Portugal travel blog

Trading trad skills

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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... excited and signed up immediately for two weeks to help prepare the land. On our way up to the project, which is near Portugal's capital Lisboa, we stopped for a night near the beach at Melides. We witnessed some wonderful churning waves (West Coast ...

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