Category Archives: Europe

Algarve Daily Living – January 2018

The past few weeks have been pretty much split between enjoying Erik’s time with us over the holidays and more paperwork. We are well into winter which means there are a few chilly and wet days but for the most … Continue reading

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Sevilla in Pictures: Even Better the Second Time Around

We enjoyed Sevilla so much last year that we knew when Erik arrived for the Christmas holidays that a return trip had to be part of our plans. So we boarded an early bus in Portimão and settled in for … Continue reading

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Portuguese Daily Life: December 2017

Another two months have come and gone and as always it seems like there has been plenty going on. The biggest news is that on December 1 we moved to Portimão. Moving always requires plenty of logistics and paperwork but … Continue reading

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Lagos: A Historical Walking Tour

Over the past thee months we have become much better acquainted with our current home of Lagos, including the beaches, cafes, streets and markets. However, we have walked by churches, monuments and the old city walls on many occasions without … Continue reading

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Tavira: A Visual Introduction

Near the far Eastern end of the Algarve is the beautifully unique town of Tavira. Exuding charm, history and character, glimpses of its Moorish history and role as a trading port can be found everywhere. Today, tourism is the major … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures on the Back Roads

By now you know that we love poking around back roads, just out to see what lies around the next corner or over the next hill. A couple of weeks ago we decided to try the coastal roads from Raposeira … Continue reading

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Glimpses of our Daily Life in Portugal: October 2017

The months of September and October have flown by. We are finding ourselves much busier than we have in a long time. We are getting out and around, discovering new (to us) areas, meeting new people and learning more about … Continue reading

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Seabirds of Sagres

Warning. The following blog contains pictures that in no way resemble the magnitude of awesomeness described in the text or in reality. The 8th Annual Sagres Birdwatching Festival took place from October 4 – 8 and was centered less than half an … Continue reading

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Praia do Castelejo: A Blue Flag Beach on the Costa Vincentina

In this short post we’ll introduce you to a few more areas in this corner of our Algarvian home. The Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vincentina stretches from Burgau in the Algarve all the way north along the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Serra de Monchique: At the Top of the Algarve

Located about 40 kilometers inland from our home in Lagos, Fóia is the highest point in the Algarve. It has an elevation of 902 m and is part of the Serra de Monchique range. We can see it from our … Continue reading

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