Gnat Goes Gallivanting... in Portugal! travel blog

Gnat Goes Gallivanting... in Portugal!

Natalie travel blog
Welcome to my trip journal!

I am very excited to heading back on the road after two years at home. This new adventure to Portugal is a bit spur of the moment, but I have faith that everything will work out just fine. I've been fascinated by Portugal since I began reading Jose Saramago's fiction, which lead me to Antunes, and to Pessoa. Lisbon captured my imagination through those books, and I'm finally going to see it for myself. This trip will be a little different from the Ireland/Scotland trek of 2005. Again, I am traveling independently, but this time I'm working without the safety net of a guided tour. So, I'm planning on working my way from Braga in the north to Lagos in the south with 2 days in each of 4 cities before settling in Lisbon for my final 4 days. Wish me luck. We all know I'm not great with time management! In any case, I plan to have a fantastic time, drink a lot of wine, and at least try to converse in Portuguese.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
Why I need to leave Edmonton...
 
 
 
Toronto
 
 
 
And I'm off! First stop London.
 
 
 
And finally, Lisbon!
 
 
 
A rail virgin's first ride: Lisbon to Braga
 
 
 
If it ain't Baroque...
 
 
 
Braga and Bom Jesus do Monte
 
 
 
The slow train to Porto
 
 
 
Porto
 
10 
 
 
Coimbra
 
11 
 
 
Coimbra
 
12 
 
 
Lagos
 
13 
 
 
Lagos
 
14 
 
 
Lagos
 
15 
 
 
Lisbon
 
16 
 
 
Horst-ing around Lisbon
 
17 
 
 
Too sick for Lisbon
 
18 
 
 
Portuguese food
 
19 
 
 
The longest day
 
20 
 
 
Footnote
 
 
 
 
Travel Tips for Portugal
 
 
 
 
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