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Aug 23, 2012 - Exploring Lagos

We got ready this morning and went downstairs for breakfast. The hotel puts on quite a spread with cereal, several types of bread, fruit, scrambled eggs, sausages, ham, cheese, yoghurt, several fruit juices, etc. We went up to the rooftop to explore the sun terrace and pool. We returned to our room and picked up cameras, etc. and set off for the marina across the street. We walked round part of it then went to the commercial harbour at the other side. We had anticipated being able to walk round it, but discovered one side of it was blocked...

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Aug 22, 2012 - On to Lagos

We were up and getting ready early today. We packed the last items then went round to a pastry shop and got some items for breakfast, brought them back to the hotel and ate them. We then went and checked out. Got a cab and set off for the bus station. The bus came in and we got our luggage and ourselves loaded onto it. The drive was uneventful, over low rolling hills, passing, we learned later, stands of cork trees. These may be what we thought were small olive trees, though, compared to the ones we saw in Greece a few years ago, they were...

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Oct 29, 2011 - Lagos

Hi all, we are in Lagos, a small seaside town on the southern coast. It's quaint but a bit commercial and lacking the character of Vila Real de San Antonio. But it nice just the same. We took a walk along the water front which we likened to the St Kilda foreshore. After a quick snack we walked into a small bar to check the Internet for the location of our chosen restaurant for dinner. Sim is on the Capirinha (check the spelling) and I'm on the beer, surprisingly !!! We found our restaurant and then stepped in to the bottle shop next door to...

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Jul 16, 2011 - It's all about the beaches.

On our last day in Lisbon, we randomly changed our next reservations from Faro Portugal, to Lagos Portugal because everyone we met told us that Faro wasn't worth it... That was stressful, but TOTALLY worth getting here. These days were intended to be spent in Faro, just chilling on the beach. Instead, we came to Lagos and have been hanging out at the most incredible beaches by day and enjoying a really active night life by night. We got in yesterday at around 5pm after taking a later bus from Lisboa. We spent from 5 to about 8 on the...

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Ultimate Euro Trip!

Oct 13, 2010 - Western Algarve

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND The Phoenicians first arrived 3,000 years ago and set up trading posts along the southern coast of Portugal. The Romans held sway over the region for over 400 years and used the land to grow wheat, barley and grapes to supply their Empire with food and wine. They left behind paved roads and fine palaces. The Moors arrived from North Africa in AD 711 and ruled for 500 years, but the Christians drove them back across the sea and wiped out most of what they had succeeded in building. However, the place names often reflect...

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May 3, 2010 - Lagos, Portugal

Monday 3rd – Fine Had breakfast then packed up the car and headed to Silves which has the algarves best preserved castle.2.50E/ea. Lovely place. We had a toasted sandwich for lunch then back on the motorway to Lagos. Staying in the Aqualux a large resort around a couple of large swimming pools. Unpacked then went to a local bar for a drink. Home for drinks and had pasta and ham with beans for tea. Paul stayed up to watch a young Aussie chap win the snooker. Tuesday 4th – fine Up at 9 and had a walk into town and then along the marina to a...

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Europe 2010

Sep 22, 2009 - Lagos

Off along the coastal roads again past cork trees, pine forests and sand dunes until we reached Sagres where we drove straight through to Cabo St. Vincente- the 3rd most western point in Europe. There are huge cliffs here and fisghermen have to bring their catch up the cliff face hundreds of feet high- and the fish aren´t that big that you´d think it was worth it. Onwards bakc down the road and to Lagos, and accommodation with a terrace overlooking the sea- even has Tv and aircon. Lagos is very touristy but still plesant with those common...

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Aug 31, 2009 - Lagos, Portugal

We've been to the end of the world - or at least where the land was thought to end until 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean blue: Sagres, Portugal, a tiny windswept place on the southwestern tip of Portugal. We visited as a day trip, from our first stop in Portugal - Lagos. Lagos is a seaside town on the Atlantic, whose beach reminded us of the east coast beaches of the US. The seafood is amazingly fresh,and we made gluttons of ourselves one night, consuming two orders of baby clams, accompanied by fresh bread and wine. Yummy!

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May 25, 2009 - Working on my tan!

hello all, i hope everyone is doing well. everything on my end is going well. been travelling nearly every weekend since my easter trip to scotland. i am starting to get tired and after this weekend's trip, i will be grateful to rest up and relax here. the weather here lately has been 30c everyday which is such a difference from last year's may weather...we were getting rain, rain and more rain. so april and may have been spent working mon-fri and then travelling on weekends. after my poland trip i went to paris for my 2nd time with 2...

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May 8, 2009 - I dont want to leave

Aaahhhh Lagos, what a great place. Small town with winding streets, roads just like in Lisbon, full of little shops, cafes and resturants. The coast line is called the Gold Coast and was so breath taking. To chilli to get in the water but we laid on the beach, watched a group of Australians run around naked infront of children and walked along the coat line. If I didnt need to make it to Italy to meet my mom I probably would have gotten a job and stayed for a month. Had a really good time there. Now leaving Portugal, back to Spain to visit...

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May 10, 2008 - Lagos, Southern Portugal

Onto Lagos. Wow this was another brutal travel day, but then what did we expect traveling the entire length of a country in one day. We trained from Porto, (with me using limited Portugese and hand signals) to get us tickets with three transfers to Lagos which is a surf town. Since out pact to only hit beach towns and since Porto was a bit gritty this seemed like a great place to stay. We booked an apartment using hostelbookers.com and after a long day of travel and even longer time finding the place we finally had a fridge and stove to...

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May 5, 2008 - Lagos

Grabbed a greasy full English breakfast this morning, walked around Lagos stopping at an internet cafe and an English bookshop. Bought a copy of Blank Gaze by Peixoto. I visited Luis's Bar again for a quick drink, and had a chat with a transplanted Brit. After a rest at the guesthouse, I walked back down to the waterfront and had a supper of swordfish with banana at the Restaurante Navegador, which was very nice. I managed to get a table on the top floor, which is open to the sea air and has a great view. Great place for a romantic dinner....

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