Posted in Portugal Travelogue

Amarante

A 45 minute drive from Porto takes you past scenes of vineyards, old churches, and into the beautiful village of…

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Langkawi – a Valentine’s Weekend

Crashing through the warm blue waves, skirting mesmerizing limestone karsts, exploring mysterious caves, and parking up on the shore of…

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Burma Day 7,8,9 – Trek to Inlay Lake

I said goodbye to my big backpack – I was assured I’d see it again in three days.  For I…

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7 Days in Sri Lanka Day 6 – Ella

I awoke early to go for a morning bird-watching walk with the amiable Keith around the camp.  The electric elephant…

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Azores – a week on Sao Miguel Island Day 6 – Furnas, Gorreana Tea Plantation, Ponta Formoso and Moheina beach

They say meat cooked under the earth tastes better.  The meat stew (a delicious combination of pigs ears and chicken,…

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Azores – a week on Sao Miguel Island Day 5 – Sete Cidades, Mosteiros, Ferreira

We gave in and hired a car today – smart move, SMART car, for 30 euros a day, in a…

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Posted in Portugal Travelogue

Azores – A week on Sao Miguel Island Days 3 and 4 – Whale Watching, Ponta Delgada, and Sao Roque

The weather in the Azores is notoriously unpredictable – there are 4 seasons in one day,  and the weather changes…

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Posted in Portugal Travelogue

Azores – A Week on Sao Miguel Island Day 2 – Lagoa Do Fogo and Caldeira Velha

The local panadarias in Portugal are a delight.  There’s never a need to fork out for a fancy hotel buffet,…

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Azores – A week on Sao Miguel Island Day 1 – Ponta Delgada

The compact archipelago of the Azores, specks of land in the middle of the Atlantic some 1,500km off the coast…

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Madeira Day 4 – Funchal

With a flight in the early evening, we decided to spend the last day exploring Funchal’s hills.  We strolled through…

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