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As of yesterday morning I was still saying that we were going to Portugal, then The Algarve, then Albufeira. Now I can say we are at Olhos d'Agua - means Water Eyes. The apartment is very pleasant indeed - we are in a two bedroom one, although we booked a one bed, and the sea view is just something else. And the sky is blue and the sun is warm! We are lucky. Very quickly ...
... for the evening's live entertainment. I told them we would be back for a nightcap anfter our evening walk and dinner. The tradional Portuguese Taverna I had noticed a week ago, 20 minutes away near Ouro Beach, did not disappoint. I was up for cataplana, seafood for 2. It was served to us in a copper wok-like container with a flip-top cover. a tureen of fragrant rice was served on the side. The cataplana itself had huge shrimp (head on), baby clams, and ...
... Then called it an early night. This morning 7 us us met in the lobby, then hiked to the local Gypsy market, which is held every second Tuesday. What a zoo! After buying some figs and underwear, we gave our women some cash and us men went to the outdoor cafe for espresso and churros. A few hours later, 10 of us now, we hoofed it to the firehall for lunch. I had blue shark and boiled potatoes (see photo) and a lovely baked apple for dessert. Carafs of white and red wine ...
... in the Old Town. It was not our plan to keep signing up for these tour group activities, but they have been fun! We are also booked next Saturday for a wine and cheese tasting. Anyways, fado is local folk singing, very sad and soulful and moving. The singer, a 19 year old girl, was great, as were her 2 accompanying guitarists. Photos attached. We arrived by taxi at 7:00, then left the bar (after a great 5 ...
We checked in to our one bedroom apartment at the lush resort at 7 PM, full of jet lagged excitement. The lobby bar is a fun gathering place with inexpensive drinks, games, and a setting conducive to meeting your fellow travellers. When home we have been playing tennis, ping pong, darts, as well as scrabble and cribbage. It was fun to stock our kitchen with the bare ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility