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We made it to Faro, our last stop on the southern shore of Algarve. Trying to avoid the concrete nightmare and crowds of Albufeira beaches, we drove slightly to the east to reach a 3km stretch of white sand called Praia da Falesia. Still pretty busy, but as people were spread out it wasn't so bad, and the water was the warmest so far (maybe ...
June 16, 2014
SEVILLE to TAVIRA, Portugal (175km)
Hotel Porto Novo - €40.50 ($55) double without breakfast
Last moring in Seville
Our afternoon bus meant we had time, but we were not inspired, to brave the mid-day heat in Seville. We decided to do research and blog at the hotel until we had to leave for the bus around 3 pm. No air-con blasting here. The temp is maintained at conservative and ...
... just one! We also got custard tarts and a mini baguette each for lunch. Once back at camp we packed our things and checked out. Time to catch the train. There is no platform so you have to climb a ladder to get into the train. That's fun with an oversized 22kg backpack on. The trip was fast, we got off then walked to a bad station where we waited in a really dodgy area for 2 hours. There was a guy there so messed up on something that he couldn't work ...
... bags. He was from Cuba but his daughter wanted to move to Australia. He said no because it's too far away ( presuming acting like a plane and running around the store with a long, bored look means too far away). He was lovely, as was his wife. They gave us the first sincere attention we have had in awhile and we stood with them until we all ran out of things to mime, and it was about to become awkward... Then we left with smiles on our face. ...
... like a donut!
Leaving Evora, we headed south, through the Alentejo region. The countryside is quite sparse, but dotted with lots of vineyards, fields of olive and almond trees, and pretty little historic towns, most with old city walls and castles, and streets dotted with lovely citrus trees (mandarins I think). We stopped in Beja and caught the end of a flower festival, and then climbed the walls of the city castle, its 40 metre tower of which is ...
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