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The vagaries of the international football calendar means my travel plans for 2015 were a bit bottom heavy. That is to say my planned holidays fall mainly in the latter half of the year. There have been a couple of matches in Dublin and then nothing, until now. From hereon I have at least a couple of holidays every month, starting with this visit to South Portugal.
The tiny British colony of Gibraltar was granted ...
Off now to the south, by fast train to Faro, then slow train to Kate's (aka The Scout Master) choice for the next few days - a seaside town named Olhao (pron all-ee-ya-oh).
Designed for zoning out. No TV. V. Good! Kate and Angie are very ready for this...especially Angie who arrived straight from the ...
First on this trip, Angie and I had a few days to recover ( and defrost from the Canberra/Melbourne winter) in Paris with Kate. Alan still toughing it out at home for a couple of weeks as he has a concert to play. Flew to Lisbon for a great week there. What a fabulous city! So relaxed and laid back.....but I feel sorry for the older residents.....how on earth do they negotiate the hills in the centre of town. ...
... so end of rush hour
and crazy Spanish drivers...we finally got to the train station and looked for
the Hertz rent a car drop which was a narrow path...finally parked the cars
soaked in sweat and handed in the keys. Pedro had to check the car for
dents and "thank goodness" he didnt find any.
I needed a walk so Rieko and I walked the narrow streets back to our flat took
about 35 ...
... town which is set on either side of the Rio Gilao, and has a hilltop castle, Roman bridge, and smattering of gothic churches. As soon as we got out of the car here, there was just this relaxed, quiet feel to the place that you couldn’t help but feel and let take over. I’m sure it would be a different story in the height of summer! Our first night, after walking around and checking out all the options, we were lucky to grab a table at a riverside Tapas ...