Portugal

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Ria Formosa
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Ria Formosa – the natural park of the Algarve

Ria Formosa is a natural park in the Algarve that stretches over several cities. It took us a while before we understood how big this area actually is. But it is an amazing place that is well worth visiting and each city shows you their part of the Ria Formosa.

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Visit the Old Town in Faro, Portugal
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Visit the Old Town in Faro, Portugal

Most cities that you visit have an ”old town”. It is like they have two city centers – one that is older (and often most popular) and one that is more modern. However, in Faro the ”old town” is really old and you see remnants all over the place. Remnants of the old times and […]

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Wild Camping in Faro / Parking in the City center
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Wild Camping in Faro / Parking in the City center

If you are visiting Portugal in a motorhome (like we did) there are several places to do some wild camping in Faro. In the city center of Faro, there are two parkings where you can park for free. Leave your motorhome and feel safe to explore the city.

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Algarve Live Science Center in Faro
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Algarve Live Science Center in Faro

This is a small place. However, don’t let the size fool you because this place has much to offer and you can learn loads of things here. This is an interactive place in Faro. A place where you learn about the ocean, about the wildlife, space and loads more. Sure the kids love it but […]

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Eating amazing Surf and Turf in Faro
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Eating amazing Surf and Turf in Faro

I love me some good steak. This is a treat that I allow us to have when we visit restaurants. Other than that we usually don’t buy the steaks due to our economy. So far we can not afford to splurge on such a food because that is not cheap. But when we found the […]

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Visit The Island of Culatra and Farol from Olhao
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Visit The Island of Culatra and Farol from Olhao

One minute you are in Faro or Olhao, Portugal. About 20 minutes later you are at the Ilha da Culatra or Culatra Island as it is called in English. You can get to the island from Faro (during summer) or from Olhao – all year round, but Olhao is better. The city disappears and an […]

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The Saturday market in Olhao, Portugal
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The Saturday market in Olhao, Portugal

There are markets. And then there are Markets! The market in Olhao is an amazing mix of hustle, bustle, smells and just loads of amazingness! You want to come here on a Saturday because that is when the market is in full bloom. This is where the locals buy their groceries and fresh fish.

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In the middle of a Video Shoot in Olhao
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In the middle of a Video Shoot in Olhao

Yes, that is true! During a walk in Olhao, we ended up getting caught up in a real soap opera. They were in the middle of a video shoot when we came strolling down in the harbor. I love things like this! Unplanned that just happen and make you be part of something new!

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Have a great breakfast in Faro
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Have a great breakfast in Faro

Faro has loads and loads of cafés and restaurants so there is no need to be hungry. While visiting Faro, Mini and I found Baixacaffe and thought that it looked fresh and clean. We ended up having our breakfast in Faro here. 

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A Very Merry Christmas in Portugal
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A Very Merry Christmas in Portugal

Merry Christmas to all of you! This year we are spending Christmas and new years in Portugal. And this is a great place to visit during the holidays. All the city centers transform into twinkling and sparkling lights and there are Christmas trees and ornaments all over. The temperature is way better here than it […]

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