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... most towns. That’s not as much the case in
Portugal, which never experienced such a bubble. In southern Spain the towns
huddle tightly together, while in Portugal’s Algarve the houses appear much
more widely dispersed across the countryside as you find in the U.S. and some other
European countries like Germany. The bus made short stops at stations in the
Algarve towns of Tavira and Faro, but I really didn’t see enough of them to
... clued up so just accepted the bread, cheese and choritzo and ordered one main to share instead of two which was well worth it anyway as it was huge.
Mamma wasn't cooking tonight so we went out to look for a nice romantic restaurant for dinner but instead we ended up with a really **** one with a really **** meal. Mine was not too bad, a massive salmon steak, but Kate ordered some german sausage which was just a frankfurter with cuts in it and ...
... of the golden gate. He ate freshly grilled squid, followed by freshly boiled snails and drank beers by the giant Jesus statue. We met up in the evening, exchanged notes on our day's activities and had our caricatures drawn in charcoal by a talented local artist down one of the cobble-stoned streets in Lisbon.
Madrid was the next stop scheduled for our great adventure. We had arranged to get a lift there with a Spanish couple offering a ride on blablacar. They were to pick us ...
... the room watching a movie before dinner. We have dinner at the hotel which is lovely and finish the holiday with a bottle of vinho verde between us. We decide it was a great holiday even with the rain and that we would love to go back to this Quinta in a September and then follow it with a trip to a Quinta in Vinho Verde territory. This is the last blog unless you want to hear about the 5 am get up and the 2.5 hr flight to ...
... hand, the sheer simplicity of a life as one with nature in a Convent.
After our two days in Sintra, we ventured to the capital of Portugal; Lisbon, where we really didn't see much at all. We spent two short nights in the city and upon arrival, we found out there was a Metro strike so the traffic into central Lisbon and getting to our hostel was absolute madness. We had only ...