Travel in Portugal

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1. Posted by Mimikol (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi Everyone,
Am new to this site, previously VT member. Enjoyed sharing ideas and thoughts on travel in Nepal, North East India. Met many like minded friends with generous tips, contacts, visa info and suggestions.
Was unable to travel for 5 years, caring for sick parent. When found myself at loose ends , covid struck.
Vaccinations have started here, looks like travel may be possible in October or later this year.
Am planning trip to Portugal. Would welcome ideas, thoughts and advice. Prefer historical sites, countryside, national parks.
I am from Malaysia. Thank you all.
God Bless you.
Mimi

2. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1527 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Are you planning on driving or using only public transport? Because if you are looking for national parks or country side places it is important to know what transport you will have access to.

3. Posted by Mimikol (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi Teoni,
I am thinking of public transport in those areas.
Thank you

4. Posted by Kinia (Budding Member 3 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I dream of visiting Portugal "by hitch". It is my favorite form of traveling and sightseeing, because then you meet wonderful people from whom you can learn sometimes more cool information than from travel guides. As I traveled through the Czech Republic, I was able to discover places that I would not have gone to on my own. In addition, I have made a few acquaintances so that we can make an appointment - when they visit Poland, they will let me know and we will visit together;)

5. Posted by jadenmae (Budding Member 4 posts) 1d Star this if you like it!

I have never been to mainland Portugal, however I spent a week and a half in the Azores off the coast of Portugal and it is one of my favorite places I have ever been.
The locals are all so nice and friendly, and the way of life is easygoing and relaxed. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous. We spent our time on the Sao Miguel Island, and although it is a relatively small island there is a large variety of things to do there. There are hikes, lakes, and several different hot springs (Ponta de Ferraria was super unique!). I visited there in August and the island was full of hydrangeas that were in full bloom.
Even driving through the countryside was so beautiful, and visiting all the small villages was such a cool experience!
Wherever you end up going in Portugal I wish you safe travels!