Welcome to Portugal
Welcome to Portugal: I’d heard it was amazing and from the moment I set foot in the country I knew it to be true. Ocean caves to explore, warm inviting people, fresh seafood, cork production (who knew you could purchase a cork purse?), red rooftops and wild expansive beaches. Count me in! I mean, what’s there not to like?
Truth be told, I only saw a few places in Portugal but it keeps calling back to me, especially the north and a visit to Porto and the River Douro. The more I read, I know that Portugal is complex and varied in its regions. I’d like to take my time and saunter along the back roads of this country and get to know it better. Portugal, I’m destined to return.
Posts on Portugal
- The little town of Carvoeiro, on the Algarve, was, how do I put it…..hmmm… just perfect! The locals are relaxed and welcoming and the beach is perfect for relaxing. Walk the pathways that follow the ocean and take a boat excursion to visit the caves along the coast. Please, can I come back!
- A day trip from Carvoeiro to the wild west coast beaches might be that day from your trip that you will ALWAYS remember! This was my favourite day in Portugal. Was it the unexpected ruggedness? The solitude? The chance to connect with the natural world? Whatever the reason, these beaches were unforgettable.
- Lisbon is so hilly and so much fun to explore. Be prepared to climb. Lisbon is built on seven hills. Get lost. Even in 24 hours, you can get a sense of this city. Walk through the neighbourhoods, eat the simple eggs tarts (the infamous pastéis de nata) and don’t forget to ride Tram # 28.
Welcome to Portugal. Have you heard of anyone that didn’t enjoy it?
Check out this Visit Portugal site for more information.