Tag Archives: Exploring Portugal

Paradise in Portugal – A Perfect Retreat

If you are in looking for a break from the tourists, beaches and busy towns of the Algarve, Paradise in Portugal makes a wonderful retreat. Quinta do Barranco da Estrada is located on the shores of the Santa Clara Reservoir … Continue reading

Posted in Portugal, Slow Travel | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

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

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

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

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

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

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Serra de Monchique: At the Top of the Algarve

Located about 40 kilometers inland from our home in Lagos, F√≥ia 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

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Loving Life in Lisbon: Where did Five Weeks Go?

Five weeks can seem like an eternity or it can fly past in a blink of an eye. For us, it seems like yesterday when we arrived at the Santa Apalonia station in Lisbon and yet we felt very comfortable … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Portugal | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

To the Beach: Cascais and Estoril as a Day Trip from Lisbon

Looking through the guide books the coastal towns of Cascais and Estoril always rank among the top day trips from Lisbon. Commuter rail from Lisbon to both towns is efficient and inexpensive. We love beach towns so it was a … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Portugal | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments