Monthly Archives: March 2013

Falling in love with Foz do Douro

The day looked to be only partly cloudy, so we ate some breakfast at our hotel and hopped on the bus to downtown.  We felt pretty confident about the nice weather, and had left our big winter jackets at the … Continue reading

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Porto in the Rain

It was a cold, rainy day in Porto, and we were still feeling a little fragile from our food poisoning, but we tried not to let it stop us from exploring. We walked from Foz do Douro to the Museu … Continue reading

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On to Porto

TDL and I woke in the middle of the night, in serious intestinal distress. It was most likely food poisoning from eating hotel buffet eggs. We know better; TDL even had a microbiology professor tell his class to never eat … Continue reading

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Eats in Vila do Bispo

While staying in Sagres, TDL and I spent the majority of our car-time pronouncing the name of the nearby town of Vila do Bispo in a Portuguese accent. Yes, we are strange. But it is really fun to say and … Continue reading

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North to Odeceixe: Western Algarve in Pictures

We were eager to see as much of the western Algarve as we could in our short time there, so the next day we drove north on the N268 until we reached Odeceixe, a small town in the hills. By … Continue reading

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Água na Boca

After exploring the cliffs and beaches of Sagres, we took Memmo’s recommendation and headed to the adorable oceanfront town of Salema for dinner at Água na Boca. A fun part of staying at Memmo Baleeira is the little “Living Sagres” pamphlet they … Continue reading

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Skincare while traveling

Last time TDL took a big trip together, it was nearly 3 months of chicken-bussing around Central America. We packed very light and didn’t really worry about looking nice. My main beauty product was coconut oil (actually an excellent item to … Continue reading

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The Wild Beauty that is Sagres

Sometimes you have to drive through this: To get to this: After hydroplaning our way across the Algarve, we arrived in Sagres, at the southwestern tip of Portugal, and checked into our room at Memmo Baleeira, a larger hotel than … Continue reading

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Two more restaurants in Tavira, and some notes on eating in Portugal

The next day, the weather was bad and I was pretty sick, so we took advantage of our luxurious surroundings and lounged around Vilacampina. I can’t imagine a better place to be stuck inside. We did manage to check out … Continue reading

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Tavira and Praia do Barril in pictures

We had a bit of a double whammy with the weather and me being sick, but we still managed to get out and see a little of what the eastern Algarve had to offer (after going to Tavira’s mall and … Continue reading

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