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Oct 1, 2016 - The Final Flight, to Faro

Our next plane was scheduled to take off at 8:35, we left at about 9:40. We landed at 11:10 local time, but Portugal is an hour earlier again, so it was another 2 ½ hours in the air. Landing was neat, we went out over the ocean and did a 180 turn to the runway. They were harvesting salt from flat made in the fields, not sure if the tides help with that or how they do it, we’ll have to investigate. There were three flights’ luggage being unloaded on the same carousel, so we finally had our luggage by noon, at least they weren’t lost. Walking...

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Portugal Cruise

Sep 14, 2016 - Portugal

Sven and I flew to Faro, a 4 hour flight from Stockholm on the south coast of Portugal. Portugal is a country of 10 million people, where they speak Portuguese and where the Euro is used as currency. One Euro is equal to 1 1/2 NZ dollars. Faro, like many Portuguese towns, has an old area with narrow cobbled streets, cobbled footpaths and even cobbled pedestrian crossings. The houses are whitewashed and have terracotta tile roofs. In the downtown area, some of the streets are for walking only, with tables, chairs and umbrellas set up outside...

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Sep 5, 2015 - Day 16 Seville - Faro

Well, I wasn't planning on waking at 1:00am today. Joe had seen I was online with Skype so decided to give me a call. I didn't realise I should log out if I'm not available to take calls oreople think you are ready and waiting for them to call. We had a frustrating time of trying to chat as the wifi my end wasn't too good. I moved out to the reception area to see if the reception was better there. No such luck. That was it for me. I couldn't get back to sleep. I woke Pete at 7 so we could grab a coffee and croissant before walking to the...

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Jun 8, 2014 - Portugal--Day 8

Woke up early. Caught up on the passages I'm reading from the Bible. I am reading through Joshua...Judges in a couple of days. Am reading through the OT this year. Really wish I could say something profound about the reading, but right now, it is actually about dividing up the land. Sure if I worked at it I could come up with some way that connects to the survey of Portugal we are doing, but...I got nothin'. I was bad in need of exercise, so I took my bands and my jump rope down to the boardwalk along the Atlantic Coast. The sky was...

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PK--Lost in Europe

May 21, 2014 - The Algarve

The Algarve is the region on the southern coast of Portugal along the Mediterranean and has weather very different from the rest of Portugal. Its stunning coastline and year-round mild weather make it one of the most popular holiday destinations in southern Europe. We flew from Lisbon to Faro where we rented a car from Avis that we were going to use for the remainder of our trip. The Avis branch manager went far beyond the call of duty to get us the kind of car we needed, for which we were deeply grateful. Photo 1 CONRAD ALGARVE Although...

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Portugal/Spain 2014

Mar 15, 2012 - Portugal - Portimao to Faro/Olhao

14 March: We went for a test sail to make sure everything was working OK and to remind ourselves how to sail! The plan was to move out of our very tight berth and onto the visitor’s pontoon in the marina before the wind got up for the day so that we could do last minute shopping, etc. before going out for our test sail. Unfortunately we were too late, the wind blew up very quickly and so we had a rather fraught move onto the pontoon! Our test sail went OK, but needless to say, we were very rusty – definitely need more practice to get back...

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Aug 4, 2011 - Portugal

So we left Tignes in the morning, Steve dropped us off at Bourg st  Maurice station at the bottom of the mountain. He gave us all a hug and kiss goodbye, little did we know, this was not goodbye just yet. At the station we printed our tickets, Jess' didn't work so she had to get the lady at the desk to do it. I had a weird feeling about our train as I couldn't see what platform it was arriving at, it just said GR. But I quickly dismissed the feeling as the train would be the only one leaving at 9:10 so we would just wait. We just weren't...

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Jul 13, 2008 - Finishing up in the Algarve

So we've been in Faro for the weekend and its coming to an end. Some of the most amazing beaches and amazing people are going to be left behind. I met some really cool portuguese people Friday night at this "Hip Hop" dance club...it was more like a techno disco that threw in an some fat man scoop every now and then. But I hung out with these people all night and they had a beach house down in Faro where we went after the club and hung out for a little while they kept wanting to test out there english skills while I was trying to show off my...

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May 13, 2008 - The Algarve

I thought I was going to continue to update this on a more regular basis, but I think I have really gotten in the groove of traveling, and sitting at the computer feels like wasting time. But, I need to keep a good record of these amazing events. So...we were so sad to leave Ronda. The man who worked at our hotel, sweet Antonio, tried to convince us to stay another evening, and he even offered to take us to Sevilla on his way to Cordoba, to catch our bus to Faro. And let me tell you, we were tempted. We were actually tempted to stay in...

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Sep 25, 2007 - Faro and South Portugal Field Trip

As part of the post-conference activities I attend the hydrogeology field trip to the south of Portugal. After a somewhat chaotic process of picking people up from hotels much later than expected, then realising that our bus was too small then arranging for a bigger one, we headed onto the highway south. The roads are amazing, quiet and empty ! Many seem very new, as does much of the infrastructure in Portugal, and I am told that since inclusion in the EU, Portugal has had a huge injection of EU money for improvements. Consequently, it has...

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Mar 27, 2007 - Cat's M.A.S.H Unit

Hello to all of you that are following us along the way! Its Mother Catherine here, I use that name because for the past two weeks here in Portugal the kids have been very sick.Yep! When we first arrived, it was Kenya with high fever and chills, lasting 7 days. Without a break of fever, except with medicine, 3 day's into it, I decided to administer the antibiotics our doctor had given us just in case. Well, this was a case,and we started to thankfully see results in her health. We had a 2 day break with no sickness, and on the Sunday...

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Mar 27, 2007 - Snowbirds in Europe, Five months in France, Portugal, and Spain

We left Kjersti's in October to head south. Michael has decided he is allergic to snow. We were going to spend the winter in the same place as last year...sunny, warm, southern Spain. We decided to do a little sightseeing on the way so we went via France and Portugal. You know how you always hear the French are so unfriendly and won't speak any language except French? Not true. Everyone we came in contact with was friendly, helpful, and could speak as much English as we could French. Actually, 99% of them spoke a lot more Engligh than we...

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