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Feb 7, 2014 - Vila Nova De Milfontes

Lovely sunny start to the day & it was light about 7am so we sped off on Doris to check out the town. Nothing very exciting except there is a large castle structure at the Southern end on the cliff top. We did have an interesting experience whilst tracking down one geocache. The coordinates for the GPS took us to a small cemetery in town & we were a bit concerned about hunting around amongst the gravestones for the cache as there was a guy there who we took to be the caretaker or grave digger(there were two freshly dug graves in evidence)....

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Jan 24, 2011 - Wild camping on the wild coast

I’d heard that the west coast of the Algarve (the “other” Algarve) was stunning but I was not prepared for how beautiful it would be. The beaches are enormous, and beautiful, and not developed at all, because it’s all part of a protected natural park. The Portugese have no problems with free camping, and although there were a handful of motor-homes on each beach we visited, we still managed to find some quiet spots for ourselves. There are plenty of villages along the way, nothing special or beautiful, just ordinary towns going about their...

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Oct 14, 2010 - Alentejo/ Mértola

@@@@@@@ Background The province of Alentejo is today one of the least populated and poorest regions in all of Europe. The Rio Tejo, which empties itself into the Atlantic Ocean at Lisbon flows from east to west past huge estates called latifúndios which struggle to eke a living from the poor soil. The Romans introduced agriculture to the landscape, adding vines, olives and wheat, but succeeded only by building dams and irrigation systems. In the 8th century, the Moors began to cultivate citrus crops and rice as well. In spite of the energy...

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Jul 8, 2008 - Heading south

So our time in Lisbon has come to an end finishing up with a little bit of walking around the city and hitting up some historical sites to pass the time. Weºre headed to the south tonight and I can´t wait to be laid out on the beaches for the next few days. Hopefully Iºll get some time to put together some pictures and get them posted up I know I keep promising but Im usually out and then when I get back I donºt have the coordination or the patience to do anything. Hope all is well back in the states and if anyone has any special requests...

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Feb 18, 2006 - Marrocos

Chegamos em Praga a tarde, e pela estação de trem percebi que muitos rastros da época da Guerra Fria ainda estavam por lá.. Praga já virou um destino turístico bastante procurado, e esperava chegar numa estação com uma estrutura um pouco melhor.. A estação de Praga era IGUAL a de Cheb, só um pouco maior. Nem precisamos correr atrás de informação turística, visto que o Julio já conhecia a cidade! Fomos direto para o albergue que haviam recomendado a ele, que no fim das contas nem era muuuuuito bom, mas eu não estava nem ligando para isto já...

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May 13, 2005 - El Torro hits the road............ grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

Going out to the airport to drop off the goodies for SA and then El Torro is taking us on a run of a lifetime! Itinerary has been revised (check that section out on the website!) You are all still more than welcome to join us but unfortunately we have less stuff - but can certainly make a plan............ we would love to see you! We should be back in Londres by beginning of August!!! We left Madrid and made our way down to Beja (in Portugal). Had one little hiccup.....Discovered on checking into the campsite, that one member of the tour...

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Apr 23, 2005 - Very short update

HI EVERYONE Sorry no updates for a while, difficult to find internet places in Portugal and also we have been on the go so much that no time to search for internet. Today we are at cape >St vincent (bottom east side of Portugal) We have cycled into the small town Sagres nearby and have spent about 2 hours cycling around looking for the internet. we found a surf place just out of town advertising internet, but that was only really to look up the surf conditions and they gave us directions to another one, we got lost and asked the tourist...

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