ClubHotel Riu Guarana

Quinta do Milharo, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira, Algarve, 08200, Portugal | 4 star resort
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Travel Blogs from Olhos de Agua

Leggo Lagos!

A travel blog entry by 1024leigh


... people recommended. OH MY GOSH. BEST BURGER EVER. The burger joint is ranked top 50 in the world, and I can see why. I got the veggie burger, which was absolutely incredible. Even now talking about it, I am feeling nostalgic and jealous of the people in Lagos. I want it again. It was incredible. After this, I headed back to the hotel to get a good night's sleep, considering the next day was going to be crazy…..
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In To Each Life...

A travel blog entry by drudell


... but infamous for being the site of the first European Slave Auction and subsequent centre of the European slave trade - a dark renown to say the very least. Today it is gloomy and cool and we only visit for a short time, taking a walk on one of the beaches with their rock tunnels from section to section during low tide.
We drive on to Silves inland from Lagos and find a parking spot so we can visit the castle. The day has again gotten colder, windier ...

Another Market & Another Estoi

A travel blog entry by drudell


... and oh did I forget to mention. OLIVES - oh and what olives! This is olive season in Portugal, not olive oil (also available and delicious) but the fruit itself. Harvested and cut or 'smashed' last November and soaking in brine and differing herbs since, they are ready to eat in March - like now. At the market you get a litre tin overflowing with olives for the grand total of 3 euros, under 5 bucks for the best tasting olives you'll eat! ...

Another Kick At The Can

A travel blog entry by drudell


... bigger. Tides in the south of Portugal run about 3 metres, so if you're used to Florida (about a metre there) they are quite noticeable. Of course for you Maritimers or Brits this isn't much compared to your 5 metre plus (15 m in the Bay of Fundy!)
We end up at the morning market (HOW unusual for us!) and decide that we do probably need a couple things - how can you not! Two buildings, one devoted to fish & sealife, the other to ...


A travel blog entry by drudell


... the freshness of it all.
As I said at the start I think it's time for a break from all this blogging. When I first started doing this on our last big trip it kind of morphed from being a personal diary into something more. Now I'm finding I'm trying to 'make' it entertaining for others - not so easy with my limited literary skills, and honestly a little intimidating at times!
So you may hear from me again, much to your dismay, or then again, you may not.


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This 4 star resort, located on Quinta do Milharo, Olhos de Agua, is near Vilamoura Marina, Pinhal Golf Course, Dream Wave, and Cerro da Vila.
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