Almost four years ago, in 2008, I headed to Portugal – armed with just a point and shoot and five months before my big sabbatical “that started it all“. A friend and I spent a few days in Lisbon, followed by a couple of days in Albufeira (Algarve region) for some beach time. Portugal is a place I hope to revisit – if only to walk those hilly cobblestone alleys again, sip on red wine, devour a pastel de nata every morning and some delicious (cheap!) seafood at night to sound of fado music. And I can’t not mention the beaches and that rugged coastline. Or the fact that Portuguese men are oh-so easy on the eyes (just throwing it out there for the single people!). Portugal is affordable and has a friendly, laid-back and almost “tropical” vibe.
Here’s more on what you should do and see, and some of my “old” images: Continue reading