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  • Kaimas prie Atlanto. Naujienos - 1 Jau beveik mėnesį gyvename šalia Porto esančioje marinoje, kur žiemoti buvome ant kranto iškėlę bei palikę savo jachtą. Jau prieš pora savaičių būtume išplaukę į Galicijos rias, bet laiv Posted by gramas in MENKĖ PO LOVA | Apr 23, 2017
  • Tchau, Portugal!We took a 3 hour train back to Lisbon on Friday. We arrived in the afternoon and hit up one of the many Easter markets for a meat and cheese plate to hold us over until dinner. Usually, people are Posted by lsto90 in Get Out of Town | Apr 16, 2017
  • A Day in the DouroThursday, we went on a tour of the Douro Valley. We opted for Douro Exclusive company because they only host tours for small groups of 7 people or less. I am still scarred from a Tuscany bus tour I took Posted by lsto90 in Get Out of Town | Apr 14, 2017
  • PortoWe rented a car for our drive from Lisbon to Porto. When you need an automatic car and the European rental car place has limited options, you end up with a sweet BMW convertible. 5 points for being dumb Americans! We Posted by lsto90 in Get Out of Town | Apr 14, 2017
  • Sintra SummaryWe took a 45 minute train from Rossio Station to Sintra. Once again, we encountered confusing signage in the train station. The lack of clear signage is something Portugal must have shared with Brazil when it ruled it. Sintra is Posted by lsto90 in Get Out of Town | Apr 11, 2017
  • Bom dia, LisboaIn In Argentina in August, I met a couple on a bike tour who told me I needed to visit Portugal. That's all it took to convince me to visit this country. After a few months of convincing Marshall that Posted by lsto90 in Get Out of Town | Apr 10, 2017
  • Funchal botanical garden We had a tour that took us by cable car high above the city to this garden. It was beautiful. Posted by AnnMcFall in Sea the World | Apr 10, 2017
  • Funchal, MadeiraSunday 15 January: Funchal, Madeira Getting to Madeira had taken 4 days and been rough with 7 metre waves and high winds but as we neared the island it all calmed and the temperature rose and it turned out to be Posted by Tony and Penny in Tony and Pennys Travels | Mar 19, 2017
  • Watching the Douro flow byThe whole of this area we had travelled across is famous for producing the wines that port is made from and we saw many of the names we recognised from our time in Porto last year; Calem, Cruz Porto, Sandeman Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Mar 12, 2017
  • Back through Spain to Portugal The Rock of Gibraltar appeared before us and it wasn't long before we were offloaded and back on the roads of Spain. We set the GPS for Seville where we had booke Posted by denis.lynelle in Lynelle & Denis | Mar 10, 2017
  • Rio DouroWe stayed at Almeida, a very fortified 16th century town, obviously the gun had been invented and this was one of many attempts Europe wide to defend against cannon. It is colossal and intricate and I don't know who designed Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Mar 7, 2017
  • Monsaraz We drove around another section of the lake system and started to ascend a twisty but wide road up to the fortified town of Monsaraz, the very top car park of which was designated for motorhomes, what a view! Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Mar 4, 2017
  • Heading northWe set off the morning after the carnival in bright sunshine and clear blue skies, not what was forecast. The weather reports had forecast cloud and rain and the only way to avoid it was drive 500 miles back into Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Mar 3, 2017
  • CarnivalMardi Gras seems to last a long time in Portugal, there was live music on Saturday night and then BBQ on Sunday which was also linked to the chef, Alex, birthday. Pedro got everyone dressed up and how jacqui managed Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Mar 3, 2017
  • Legs of a 32 year old!We don't want this blog to be a list of the frustrations we have encountered with Jacqui's knee, but she was still in loads of pain so we decided to take the consultants advice and book an ultrasound. We hadn't Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Feb 28, 2017
  • I did it againMaking assumptions on a person's apperance that is, you'd think I'd learn, especially as this time it was a lovely older couple in a van. Both proper Cornish as Henry and his lovely wife Anne said and so unassuming, then Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Feb 24, 2017
  • Wales vs England So we were up reasonably early on Saturday morning, I showered first as usual in the van as the aire's facilities were not up to much. Jacqui had hers, dried her hair and I started breakfast when jacqui started to Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Feb 15, 2017
  • Heading westHaving noticed for ourselves the number of motorhomes about, we phoned Pedro who confirmed he was packed as well and having to put vans in an overflow area. We consequently booked a week with him over Mardi Gras so we Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Feb 9, 2017
  • PORTO. "The Unvanquished City" - Part IIAs I left work today it was snowing here in Warsaw. A gentle, soft snow covering everything in white and muffling all the sounds of the big city. While walking home, I realized how this has become my reality and Posted by ZackMeursault in One dream, a thousand ways to get there | Feb 7, 2017
  • Jet Lag!It didn't take us long to get into Portugal using the free A-49 which becomes a toll road once across the border; this time we decided to register so that if we strayed on to a toll road we would Posted by cjpolley in Adventure before Dementia | Feb 7, 2017
  • Lisbon, Portugal - The Second Oldest City in EuropeLisbon is situated on seven hills beside the Tagus River. It has been inhabited by Neolithic people, Celts, Phonoecians, Visigoths, Greeks, Romans, Moors..... Only Athens, in Europe, is older. Lisbon is definitely older than Rome and London but Posted by CherylGypsyRose in The Iberian Penninsula in December | Dec 21, 2016
  • The Algarve: Albufeira, PortugalThe Southern coast of Portugal is called the Algarve. It has a Mediterranean climate and is known for its rugged beaches. The word Algarve is taken from Arabic and means 'the west'. Moors occupied southern Portugal for 500 Posted by CherylGypsyRose in The Iberian Penninsula in December | Dec 16, 2016
  • Cabo da Roca Portugal - Where the Land Ends21 December 2016: the final day of our three week trip through the Iberian Penninsula. We are taking the train from Rossio Station, Lisbon to Sintra. Sintra is a UNESCO Posted by CherylGypsyRose in The Iberian Penninsula in December | Dec 22, 2016
  • Evora Portugal - Ancient Cromlech Older than Stonehenge Evora is a historic 2000 year old city in the Alentejo region of Portugal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walled old town boasts Moorish, Roman and Catholic monuments, hilly cobble Posted by CherylGypsyRose in The Iberian Penninsula in December | Dec 18, 2016
  • Journey homeYes, up early indeed. At 3.30 am more particularly. Christina, who usually wakes up early in the morning, was the one that served me breakfast at 4.30 am. And why on Earth choose to fly such early flight? Well, this Posted by bejjan in Azores - on horseback | Nov 15, 2016
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