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  • Last day in PortugalKim: After our long drive back from Lourdes to Chaves we had one last day in Portugal to fill. Erin and Allanah were still chasing a mineral spa so our first stop after breakfast at the hotel was a place called Posted by Kimerinallanah in Pinto Family holidays | Dec 24, 2012
  • Lisbon and its walking!Another randomly timed entry, so lets begin where I left off! Madrid, our final day here, very upsetting as it's such a beautiful place but as there wasn't much time for any major activities we decided to walk around the Spanish Posted by abirckel in The World | Dec 19, 2012
  • Porto Day 3After a very late night from our travels to the Matasihnos and the dodgy fish place in the grotto, we all sleep in. There is no early walk for me, I am feeling under the weather. Not sick, under the Posted by Kimerinallanah in Pinto Family holidays | Dec 18, 2012
  • PortoErin Ok, so I have been really slack in updating the blog..... After our ordeal at attempting a fresh fish meal we walk over to the other side of the river and let off some steam. We decide to do some touristy Posted by Kimerinallanah in Pinto Family holidays | Dec 18, 2012
  • Porto Day 2, Part 1 You may have been wondering if everything was ok as there have been no blogs since our first day in Porto. Well, after being attacked by the toothless, bandanna wearing grey haired chihuahua i have had to recover from my Posted by Kimerinallanah in Pinto Family holidays | Dec 14, 2012
  • Resting Some MoreI think we finally beat the kids at their own game: we let them sleep in so long yesterday that they felt they started too late and asked us to wake them up today no later than 9 AM. But Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Dec 13, 2012
  • Lisbon PortugalPortuguese is a Romance language, also spoken in Brazil. In fact at one time, in the early 1800s, during the Napoleonic Wars, Rio de Janeiro was the capital of the Portuguese empire. But I digress. Lisbon Posted by CherylGypsyRose in Backpacking Europe on fifty dollars/day | Dec 12, 2012
  • Taking a Break / Kicking Back in Luz==Taking a Break== My parents decided to separate themselves from Abby and I today, and we both enjoyed our breaks from one another. Abby and I rose very late, as the whole family had stayed up past one o'clock the night Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Dec 12, 2012
  • Beach Hopping in the Algarve[float=left][/float]Today we had a brutally early start...8 o'clock. When my dad came in to wake us up I was so tired...Hannah couldn't even get out of Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Dec 11, 2012
  • Exploring the AlgarveAbby and I awoke in much more comfortable beds than we had the night previous, and enjoyed our breakfast in the plush and well heated apartment we currently call home. I can't say we're missing our previous address. We planned Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Dec 11, 2012
  • First full day in oPortoThis one will just be a quick recap of the day. I will try to come back and colour in some things and add pictures later, we are having trouble getting photos to share between phone and iPad. On Monday, Erin, Posted by Kimerinallanah in Pinto Family holidays | Dec 11, 2012
  • Lisbon to oPortoKim: The last few days have been a struggle as I have been struck down with a cold. Erin was supposed to have done some blogging but it appears I am the official diarist for the trip. So what has happened? On Posted by Kimerinallanah in Pinto Family holidays | Dec 11, 2012
  • Two Eventful Days in Luz/Lagos[float=left][/float]In the morning Muriel and I let the kids sleep and have a lazy start to the day. In the end they were quite industrious choosing to do a b Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Dec 9, 2012
  • Algarve[float=left][/float]We travelled around 450 km today from Coimbra to the village of Luz just outside of Lagos in the Algarve region of Portugal. In ou Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Dec 8, 2012
  • Shopping and fado in LisbonKim: Our second day in Lisbon started reasonably early given the circumstances. Whilst I wrote a blog entry (I can feel the inner frustrated writer emerging) erin walked down to the local shops for some supplies. First and foremost on the Posted by Kimerinallanah in Pinto Family holidays | Dec 8, 2012
  • First day in LisbonKim: We woke early, well rested after a night at the Heathrow Novotel. Still on Melbourne time Erin and I were awake around 4am but feeling ready to complete the last leg of the 'getting there' journey, a 2.5hour flight to Posted by Kimerinallanah in Pinto Family holidays | Dec 6, 2012
  • Coimbra, Portugal[float=left][/float]Today was a very enjoyable day, despite overcast skies and a torrent of rain during the last hour of our excursions. Before we set out, we all read the Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Dec 6, 2012
  • Garden ShedToday was another travel day, but thankfully it wasn't too long. The trip took about 3 1/2 hours total, but that's including stops and wrong turns. In the morning my parents went on a walk, but were surprised to find Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | Dec 5, 2012
  • Saying The Right Words To An Angry Customer When it comes to calming angry customers, a skilful use of language could be very important. Here, we look into the words and phrases most likely to diffuse the situation a Posted by Jetzy's Crib in Verbiage Playbook | Nov 30, 2012
  • Away we went. Away we are. Away we go.Over the past few weeks I have been thinking about many things to write about. Here are some of the topics: - the aftermath of my trip to the USA; - my move to Porto and all the positive impacts it had Posted by ZackFontang in One dream, a thousand ways to get there | Nov 16, 2012
  • Europe finally! Language skills tested immediately.So we made it. I feel like we just made it through the last scene of Argo (although without the angry men firing at our plane). Many intrepid travellers would have flummoxed at the challenges set in front of us Posted by kayles in The Orsum Adventures | Nov 11, 2012
  • Bucharest - On my wayI've been quite busy for the last few weeks, but now that I've managed to take advantage of our [still] national holiday and a day off, I'm heading to Romania. While Bucharest may not be the obvious place to go Posted by danics in World Away | Oct 31, 2012
  • Sintra, PortugalI'm just waiting now for my night bus that will take me to Seville, Spain. But today I took the day and went out to visit a world heritage site, a little village outside Lisbon called Sintra. It Posted by tristessa27 in A Journey of 1000 Steps | Jan 25, 2011
  • Lisbon[img=http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5291/5395041427_6e0df6811e.jpg caption=Lisbo Posted by tristessa27 in A Journey of 1000 Steps | Jan 25, 2011
  • The beach in January??Today I had a full day in Lagos, and I'd wanted to come here to check out the red cliffed beaches. Not for swimming, it was cold and rainy! But first I walked around the historic old town. Posted by tristessa27 in A Journey of 1000 Steps | Jan 23, 2011
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