Back around the 14th Century, Sagres, Portugal was considered to be the end of the western world. After all, the world was still considered to be flat back then. With just one day left in the Algarve and lots of places still to see, we opted to head to the west, to the “end of the world”. Continue reading
While we’d already done a boat trip to see some of the cliffs of the Algarve, what I didn’t realize is that this area is also known for it’s caves, most specifically in the area of Benagil. But like the cliffs, these can really only be seen via boat. So we hopped on another one to check out the caves … and we were not disappointed! Many of these caves were large enough to get our boat of about 16 people into comfortably. I think in this post, I’ll let the pictures do the talking… Continue reading
When planning our May holidays, we went back and forth on where to go. We knew we wanted to go somewhere warm and ideally to a country that we hadn’t been to before. Portugal was iffy because we’d already been to Lisbon, even though there is so much more to see beyond that, so convincing Josh that we should go south to the Algarve was initially challenging but once he saw pictures and we looked more into it, he was sold. Continue reading
We chose to stay in the area of Praia da Luz during our Algarve holiday because of many of the towns and villages in the area, Praia da Luz was on the smaller side and felt slightly less touristy than many of the other areas we’d looked at. It’s on the western side of the Algarve so a good distance from Faro Airport and we figured many who are here on holiday may not want to drive the extra distance to get here. Continue reading
I’ve missed you so much. That and the sky that reminds me of the Barcelona blue that I had become so accustomed to. I think we are going to like it down here in the Algarve.
Julie Continue reading
We only had 2 full days for Athens and we decided that one was really enough for the city for us. The kids and I have been on the go for the entire summer and Josh has been with us for the last 2 weeks of it and those have been go go go as well. So today was a day to go to a beach or do something more relaxing than touring the city. So based on a suggestion from a friend of mine in BCN, we headed to Hydra (pronounced ee-dra) Island about 2 hours off the coast via hi-speed ferry. Continue reading