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  • Lisbon, Portugal - Thursday, 11 April 2019Queens Suite - Deck 9 - Cabin 9047 Today we are taking a shore excursion to Obidos - a Medieval Portuguese walled village. A description of Obdios says "a maze of quaint cobbled streets, brightly painted houses and overflowing flower Posted by gaddingabout in To London, To London, To Visit The Queen | Apr 21, 2019
  • Happily Evora AfterToday started with a road trip to Evora. We drove out of the cloudy Algarve and up into the Alentejo region. It’s a lot like California’s wine country with miles of rolling farm land where the hills are covered with Posted by Slough in European Adventure | Apr 20, 2019
  • Last Day in the AlgarveIt’s been a lazy day. I woke up early and did my French lessons on the deck while I waited for Greg to wake up. Later, we walked to a nearby beach for a little na Posted by Slough in European Adventure | Apr 19, 2019
  • Calheta and other South-western island environs Our third home-base for the last week of our Madeiran vacation was a spectacular villa on the steep slopes overlooking Calheta on the Southwest coast. The massive, two-storey house i Posted by atw41year in Madeira 2019 | Apr 19, 2019
  • Unexpected Side TripToday started out with high hopes but ended with rain. When life hands you lemons...you go to a winery. Our day started in Tavira with some sightseeing and then the rains began. The flowers are inside the gardens of Posted by Slough in European Adventure | Apr 18, 2019
  • Rain DelayToday started out cold, dreary but dry so we ventured into the old town of Albufeira. We were both surprised at how many tourists there were and the town clearly is catering to the Brits. The central square Posted by Slough in European Adventure | Apr 17, 2019
  • Farthest Point in EuropeIt turns out the hardest part of this blog is remembering what day it is. Today was our exploration West to the farthest most point in Europe. We started at Cape Sagres at the fort where Henry the Navigator Posted by Slough in European Adventure | Apr 16, 2019
  • Mountains, plateaus and levadas From our Ponta Delgada base, we had relatively easy access to a number of popular hikes. Although, let's face it, Madeira is so small that ALL of the hikes are popular. However, thank Posted by atw41year in Madeira 2019 | Apr 16, 2019
  • Lazy day in Albufeira Today was our lazy day. We didn’t get up until 9:45am so we had a leisurely start. We did take a hike around the area which turned into a cross country hike above the beaches. They have Posted by Slough in European Adventure | Apr 15, 2019
  • Stuck in second gear - Madeiran north coast For the second and third legs of our Madeiran odyssey, we rented a zippy Renault Clio hatch back. Like all cars for hire here in Madeira, it has a manual transmission. And based on the eye-te Posted by atw41year in Madeira 2019 | Apr 14, 2019
  • Side Trip to CascaisWe did manage to get out of the house by 9am today. Our first activity was to take the historic Tram 28 which picks up right outside our door. It was a nice view of the city. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/972377/B526A001-F252-48EF-B88E-4DA91B Posted by Slough in European Adventure | Apr 12, 2019
  • Today’s TexturesAfter some of the things I’ve eaten today, I felt I needed photographic evidence. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/972377/432A349C-6905-44CD-A9D6-8E6274EFA0CE.png thumb=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/972377/thumb_432A349C-6905-44CD-A9D6-8E6274 Posted by Slough in European Adventure | Apr 10, 2019
  • First Day in LisbonOur trip started out with a bang...we got Polaris class (First Class) on United over the water! [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/972377/72B8AA99-9590-4937-8399-3BCE374632A1.jpeg thumb=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/972377/thumb_72B8AA99-9590-4 Posted by Slough in European Adventure | Apr 10, 2019
  • Funchal and Surrounding Area The Portuguese started to settle Madeira in the early 1400s. 2019 marks the official 600th anniversary of Ilha del Madeira - which literally means island of wood (though much of it has long Posted by atw41year in Madeira 2019 | Apr 5, 2019
  • Passing Time in Ponta Delgada The narrow, hilly streets of Sao Miguel’s largest town, Ponta Delgada Prior to arriving in the Azores, I had done some quick research on thi Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Apr 2, 2019
  • A Last Half Day in the AzoresFor once, my flight home from a European destination didn’t leave before dawn. My flight from Sao Miguel didn’t leave until 4pm which left another half day for sightseeing. We decided to use this time to walk around Ponta Posted by Jengt in Jenny sees the World | Apr 1, 2019
  • On a Zodiac Searching for Whales A dolphin leaps put of the water alongside our zodiac boat I had never been on a whale watching tour before, but the Azores were supposed to Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Apr 1, 2019
  • Lisboa[img=https://photos.trav Posted by UliS in Winter 2018/19 | Apr 1, 2019
  • A Whale (or dolphin) of a TimeI had heard that the Azores was a great place to see whales. In fact, a few weeks before my trip, CBS Sunday Morning’s final moment of nature was video of whales swimming along the coast of Sao Miguel Posted by Jengt in Jenny sees the World | Mar 30, 2019
  • An Easy Hike Around a Volcanic Lake Pleasant lakeside views and an easy path soothe the feet and soles of a weary hiker Day three started off promising with my first sighting of Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Mar 28, 2019
  • A Gentle Walk Along Lagoa das FurnasDue to my iPad’s keyboard repeatedly “sticking “, this blog post will be mainly photos. Please enjoy my photos of Lagoa das Furnas and surrounding area. [i]Pi Posted by Jengt in Jenny sees the World | Mar 28, 2019
  • A Rim With a ViewIf you Google Image search Azores, one viewpoint comes up over and over again. That’s the view I was hoping for today. The one hike we both really wanted to do was the Mato do Canario to Sete Posted by Jengt in Jenny sees the World | Mar 27, 2019
  • Along the Rim of an Extinct Volcano The view from atop the rim of the extinct volcano, looking down at the lakes of Sete Cidades Today’s hike to Sete Cidades would be the highli Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Mar 27, 2019
  • Hiking the AzoresPart of what drew me to the Azores was the beautiful photos of volcanic lakes surrounded by lush green fields. The Azores boast plenty of hikes for those folks who want a little adventure and a lot of beautiful Posted by Jengt in Jenny sees the World | Mar 26, 2019
  • First Day of Hiking Looking down at Lagoa das Eguas sul on my hike I had chosen the Azores as my spring break destination for one reason: the hiking. The islands Posted by world_wide_mike in Worldwidemike | Mar 25, 2019
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