Monday, November 25

Travel Plans - Portugal next?

My travelling is somewhat curtailed at the moment - but is (hopefully) not over.  Really, it is only seven months since I returned from my round Australia adventure and having moved to Beachmere, travel is just a dream at the moment.

A lady I worked with in China is now in Morocco - and I'd love to get there too, so I am thinking of going over that way.  A friend has sent me this about Portugal - a combination of Morocco, London, Dublin, Spain and Portugal, maybe. 

Things to Do in Portugal

Think holidays in Portugal and you'll probably conjure up images of the Algarve's golden sands and lively beach resorts. But as savvy holidaymakers know, there's much more to holidays in Portugal than meets the eye - and much more to do than laze on a beach all day. Although, let's be honest, that does hold a certain appeal...

Brilliant Beaches

The Algarve, on Portugal's sunny south coast, is the perfect spot for a family holiday by the beach. Here you'll find a number of bustling resorts such as lively Albufeira, family-friendly Lagos and quiet Carvoeiro. There are stacks of different beaches along this sunny stretch of coastline and plenty of things to see and do, ranging from watersports and boat trips to water parks and family-friendly evening entertainment. Near Lagos, you'll find the incredible Ponta da Piedade, a series of honey-coloured rock formations that jut out of aquamarine seas, creating a quite spectacular vista. Search online for a package holiday - such as those available through thomascook.com - as this is a great way to find low-cost deals and last-minute discounts.

 Island Hopping

There's more than enough to see and do in Portugal, but it's well worth coming back to spend a few days in the Portuguese islands of Madeira and the Azores. In Madeira, known as the Floating Garden, you'll find all manners of exotic plants and fabulous levadas that wind their way across the rocky island in a series of strenuous trails and tiny footpaths. In the Azores, it's like you've landed on nature's playground. Cast out into the Atlantic Ocean, these Portuguese gems offer wildflower meadows and sleepy villages, stunning lagoons and vibrant festivals.

 City Living

Holidays in Portugal are nothing if not cultural. In Lisbon you'll find a fascinating heritage and a vibrant culture, where historical architecture abounds and tiny cobbled lanes network with wide promenades and busy streets flanked with designer boutiques. It's a fantastic city and one that's well worth a visit at any time of year.
 
I am thinking about it!!!!

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