Portugal

Lisbon

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Europe, Portugal, Travel | 0 comments

Lisbon

After days spent relaxing on beaches we leave sunny Lagos and drive north to Lisbon. The capital of Portugal, Lisbon is a quintessentially European city with beautiful churches, plazas, cobblestoned streets, winding alleyways and distinct neighbourhoods. The cobblestones here are particularly impressive and beautiful, as limestone has been used to create various decorative patterns which are like a living artwork.     Colourfully tiled buildings glint in the sun and trams make their way along leafy streets, while locals sip espresso and tourists window shop. To get a better idea of...

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Lagos

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015 in Europe, Portugal, Travel | 2 comments

Lagos

We had been making our way along the Spanish coast, and after leaving Huelva we headed into Portugal. Our first stop was Lagos, known for it’s stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. Ancient walls enclose the old town which is a criss-cross of cobbled streets lined with restaurants, bars and hostels. It’s peak season so it is very busy, particularly around meal time within the old town walls. Families and backpackers stroll through the streets and fill the many cafes, while travel agents line the boulevard selling boat trips, bike hire and kayaking tours of the famous grottos....

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