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A day in Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal travel blog

A day in Lisbon

A travel blog entry by glynisbloy

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... kitchens of the nearby Mosteiro dos Jerónimos at the beginning of the 19th century, and while much imitated across Portugal, it's the Antiga Confeitaria de Belém pastelaria that bakes the most authentic......which is where we purchased ours. ...

Second week in Braga, Braga, Portugal travel blog

Second week in Braga

A travel blog entry by glynisbloy

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... we'd seen in England - The Palacio dos Biscainhos is typical of a 17/18th century manor house in this area of Portugal. Together with a small museum, the house and gardens showcase the "everyday" life of the aristocracy. The museum has a collection of ...

Crumbling Tavira, Tavira, Portugal travel blog

Crumbling Tavira

A travel blog entry by cobi

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A weekend in Portugal, Porto, Portugal travel blog

A weekend in Portugal

A travel blog entry by glynisbloy

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... narrow, winding streets - it was obvious that we needed a better overview and more than one visit to this second largest city of Portugal! We decided on a tour bus with the hop on/hop off option.....something that we've found useful & have enjoyed in ...

Fiestas & Faro, Faro, Portugal travel blog

Fiestas & Faro

A travel blog entry by glynisbloy

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... region. Because of the close proximity of the airport, Faro is often seen by visitors as just an entry or exit point to southern Portugal.......which is too bad......with a lot of traditional charm, a small pretty harbour + the old town area, it has a lot ...

Not so smooth journey to Cascais, Cascais, Portugal travel blog

Not so smooth journey to Cascais

A travel blog entry by glynisbloy

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... a couple of grocery stores for supplies - one large enough to put Wal-Mart to shame - aptly named Jumbo! Like most stores in Portugal, they have a large area for beer & wine - all at a good price. Carrying our groceries home using the local bus is ...

Tavira and more Albufeira, Tavira, Portugal travel blog

Tavira and more Albufeira

A travel blog entry by glynisbloy

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... coffee we were ready for the uphill walk to Castelo De Tavira. The castle dates back to the Moorish occupation of Portugal in the 11th century. Conquered by the Christian crusaders in 1242 it was strengthened and expanded, with the inclusion of city ...

This is the life in Loule, Algarve, Portugal, Loule, Portugal travel blog

This is the life in Loule, Algarve, Portugal

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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    To start off, a photo to show the strenuous conditions under which I have crafted this entry...     Another couple of weeks of helpexing and this time for Mark and Sally in Loule. They are both creative people and some of ...

Rain stops play....alot., Santa Clara a Velha, Portugal travel blog

Rain stops play....alot.

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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Rain rain rain rain rain. Thunder. Lightning. Beautiful rainbow. Rain rain rain. Wind (and not just that caused by the bean soup). Is this really the sunny Portuguese winter we've come for?! Despite the very on/off weather we had a great time in Carol's ...

Port tasting, beaches and crowds!, All of Portugal in one entry, Portugal travel blog

Port tasting, beaches and crowds!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... by the French to protect Chritian Pilgrims from the Muslims (Moors) when they wanted to vist the holy land. Spain and Portugal were constantly fighting with the Moors over land and relgion. They took a vow of chasity so these sexually frusted kninghts ...

The bus to Faro, roast pork and homework, Sintra, Portugal travel blog

The bus to Faro, roast pork and homework

A travel blog entry by cemewa

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... there are no trains, so we bus to Faro and pick up a car there. The bus takes four hours, but arrives at 1030 because Portugal, quite sensibly, uses GMT. For the last part of the trip in Spain, the bus is the local bus, picking up folk and dropping them ...

Homeward bound, Albufeira, Portugal travel blog

Homeward bound

A travel blog entry by glynisbloy

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With the time to go home fast approaching, we have tried to savour our last few days in Portugal.....just a little more. We've repeated some of our favourite daily walks, and our evening strolls were full of fun & laughter while watching the crowds. ...

Arrived in Braga, Braga, Portugal travel blog

Arrived in Braga

A travel blog entry by glynisbloy

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It was bright & early (well not very bright - it was 3 a.m.) when we left Glyn & Marjie's to catch our flight to Portugal........big thanks to Glyn for getting out of bed and driving us to the airport! The flight was a quick couple of hours, with ...

A 'chocolate box town' in more ways than one, Obidos, Portugal travel blog

A 'chocolate box town' in more ways than one

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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... weekend of the 8th International Chocolate Festival at Obidos, and it seems that they really like chocolate in this part of Portugal. There was a motorhome stopover at Obidos, just outside the magnificent town walls, and that was where we were heading. ...

Magnificent gothic monastery, Alcobaca, Portugal travel blog

Magnificent gothic monastery

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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... Obidos was the town of Alcobaca, and a visit to its famed church and monastery, the first Gothic buildings to be built in Portugal.    Building work on the monastery started in 1178, the monks moved in some 50 years later, and the church (the ...

What to do on a lovely sunny day?, grutas de mira de aire, Portugal travel blog

What to do on a lovely sunny day?

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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On a lovely sunny day we decided to go underground, as you do. We visited Grutas de Mira de Aire, Portugal's largest show caves. The caves here had been known locally for decades, but only opened to the public in 1974.  On our guided tour (in ...

Our Lady of Fatima, Fátima, Portugal travel blog

Our Lady of Fatima

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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... indeed, absolutely fascinating. And the religious souvenir shops, well.....if only we'd had room for this snowglobe!    PS. The icecream was the best in Portugal, in case you're ever in the area.       ...

The Convent of the Order of Christ, Tomar, Portugal travel blog

The Convent of the Order of Christ

A travel blog entry by lifeinbrian

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... in the 14th century, the Portuguese branch of the order was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century.     The guidebook said that a visit to the castle and convent cost ...

Tavira, Tavira, Portugal travel blog

Tavira

A travel blog entry by jag

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We ended up in Tavira on the southern shores of Portugal. We then walked about 4kms to the ferry point where we caught a boat across the 500 meters to Ilha Da Tavira. This island was an absolute dream of a place. There was a campsite in the middle of this ...

Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Lisbon

A travel blog entry by jag

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We ended up having a really full on time whilst we were in the capital of Portugal. The campsite was 45 minutes by bus, which meant when we headed into the central we stayed out all day. The nicest area that I found was the Aleama District below the ...

Evora, Evora, Portugal travel blog

Evora

A travel blog entry by jag

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Unfortunately the walled town of Evora turned out to be less than impressive for me, mainly because of already having seen such towns as Avingon and Carcassonne which were always going to be ahrd to top. However Evora still held its own unique beauty ...

Porto, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Porto

A travel blog entry by jag

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Porto, a favourite amongst friends of mine that had been through Portugal managed to rub some of its apparent likeablillity onto me. The campsite was amongst a huge wooded park that had a very sociable feel about it. Porto clings to the steep north bank ...

Madeira Island, Funchal, Portugal travel blog

Madeira Island

A travel blog entry by tjornelas

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 Madeira Island The Beautiful "Pearl of the Atlantic" How wonderful it's  to return to the place of birth special when it's a place like Madeira Island Madeira is also known the "Garden of The Atlantic" situated between two continents ...

Trip winding down, Lisbon, Portugal travel blog

Trip winding down

A travel blog entry by steven_lamothe

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I am alive!!! I know that I haven't been blogging much lately, hope it hasn't caused any worry. I only have enough Tim now to say that I flew into lisbon Friday, and met my dad here. I have given up my hostel sleeping, and cheap food, and am now cruising ...

Rainbowwww  looovvve!, Villar de Ledra, Portugal travel blog

Rainbowwww looovvve!

A travel blog entry by dagroove

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Day 5 - Porto Potty, Porto, Portugal travel blog

Day 5 - Porto Potty

A travel blog entry by johnjeed

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... Station. Porto is located in a steep valley on both sides of the River Douro. It is the second largest city in Portugal. There are a total of 6 enormous viaducts that cross the river valley at spectacular height. Porto is also on the Atlantic coastline. ...

The monks lived well!, Porto, Portugal travel blog

The monks lived well!

A travel blog entry by cjbishop

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A leisurely morning again. This has been a nice feature of this trip. We often got to sleep in as we traveled by ship during the morning with tours scheduled in the afternoon. Today we continued downstream as we worked our way back to Porto. We again ...

Albufeira, Albufeira, Portugal travel blog

Albufeira

A travel blog entry by alex_merwin

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Only a bus ride away, Portugal was a natural choice for a beach vacation last week. Finishing up school before our 2nd spring holiday, a few friends from my program and I decided to get on the road towards Lagos. We wanted to stop somewhere smaller on ...

Loulé, Alportel et Faro, Faro, Portugal travel blog

Loulé, Alportel et Faro

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

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Bom-Dia à tous,Nous sommes dans une chambre avec des français. On bavarde un bon moment. Aujourd'hui a notre grande surprise, il pleut beaucoup au matin et nuageux le reste de la journée. Un peu plus frisquet. Nous allons à Loulé. Une petite ville ...

Leiria, Leiria, Portugal travel blog

Leiria

A travel blog entry by danielaube

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