Category Archives: Portugal

Estremoz, Alentejo, Portugal

  While in the Alentejo, Portugal, I decided to see more than just Evora, so hopped on a bus and went the 46 kilometres north-east to Estremoz. I was amazed by the light there – we arrived in the afternoon … Continue reading

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Evora in Portugal’s Alentejo region

After escaping the flea-ridden room in Albufeira (feira means festival in Portuguese) we took a bus to Faro and then a train to Evora, in the Alentejo region. Evora was a delight – in the mountains and a museum-city, now … Continue reading

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Albufeira, the Algarve, Portugal

  Albufeira in Portugal’s Algarve, is one of those resorts that you either love or hate. I would probably not like it in summer when it is crowded with tourists but I love it in winter. It’s great to sit … Continue reading

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Faro, Gateway to Portugal’s Algarve

Faro is the capital of the Algarve region of Portugal, and where most tourists begin their holiday in the Algarve; at Faro airport. However it is worth exploring Faro as it has beaches, reached by boat and the stunning nature … Continue reading

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Misfortune at Charles de Gaulle Airport

  I have already mentioned my antipathy towards Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris, which has come about because whenever I fly out of it there are delays and missed connections. One of the times I was flying from London, Heathrow … Continue reading

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Viana Do Castelo: One of the Gems of Northern Portugal

  While I was writing about Portugal yesterday, I was remembering other places I lived and visited often when I was there. I actually travelled all around it and crossed the border into Spain at several different points. One of … Continue reading

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Oporto, or Porto Portugal: One of My Favourite Cities

Oporto, or Porto, Portugal, is one of my favourite cities. It has all types of architecture including Baroque, Neo-Classical and Renaissance and it has two of the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage sites.   One … Continue reading

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