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Our First View Of The Algarve Cliffs

October 29, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Heading For The Water The first stop on our visit to the Algarve was high in the mountains in Monchique. This gave us a very different perspective of the Algarve from on high. While it may have technically been our first view of the Algarve cliffs, we wanted to be […]

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High in The Algarve Mountains at Monchique

October 26, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Finding Our Mountain Resort Our first stop in the Algarve was high in the Algarve mountains at Monchique. We left Lisbon and meandered our way south. After we visited the beaches close to Lisbon, we chose to take the highway most of the way south rather then head into the […]

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Enjoy The Beaches Outside Of Lisbon

October 24, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

Lots of Beaches Outside Of Lisbon The city of Lisbon is on the Tagus River. Right in the city we found an active waterfront and historical districts but no beaches. But we did not have to go far to find beaches outside of Lisbon. When we visited Lisbon the first […]

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Stay In The Walled City of Obidos

October 22, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Travelling to Obidos After our weekend in Coimbra, we headed to our next stay on our 4 weeks in Portugal in the walled city of Obidos. We took a small detour along the way to the small beach town of Nazaré. It was a quaint beach town. We found the […]

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It Was Worth The Wait For Ginja In Obidos

October 19, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Ginja The Cherry Liqueur Ginja (or “Ginginha”) is a famous Portuguese cherry liqueur. Sour cherries are added to brandy to soak. Sugar is added and sometimes other things for additional flavour (e.g. cinnamon, cloves). While the recipe is pretty simple, the taste varied quite a bit based on individual secret […]

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Port Tasting In Porto At Graham’s Port Lodge

October 17, 2017 TravelAtWill 2

Returning To Porto It was always great to return to a city you have explored in the past. We visited Porto in the spring and were back for a day stop on our northern Europe cruise. We had explored much on our last visit. But on this trip we planned […]

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Walk On Castle Walls in Obidos

October 15, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

The Walls Surround the Town of Obidos We could see the walls of the city from afar as we drove up to Obidos. When we got inside the walls, we saw the steps that go up to the wall. There was a map that showed the points where you could […]

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Enjoy the Beach Town Of Nazaré

October 11, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Leaving Coimbra We enjoyed our weekend in Coimbra. It was time to move to our next stop to stay in the walled city of Obidos.  But not before a stop at the beach town of Nazaré! But not all aspects of travelling in Portugal for 4 weeks was fun and […]

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A Short Stop In Coimbra

October 4, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Travelling to Coimbra We had enjoyed a few days in the Douro River Valley. This was our country escape. On our way back to Lisbon, we had two stops planned. The first was a short stop in Coimbra. We then visited Obidos. It was a grey transit day to Coimbra. […]

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A Miniature View of Portugal in Coimbra

October 1, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

A Miniature View of Portugal in Coimbra We visited Coimbra for a few days on our drive from staying in the Douro River Valley back to Lisbon. One of the Coimbra points of interest recommended to us was a visit to Portugal Dos Pequenitos. We must have lost something in […]

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Things To Do When Staying In Douro Wine Country

September 27, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Staying In The Countryside A stay in Porto gave us a great view of this smaller city in the north of Portugal. When we headed into the Douro River Valley area, we decided to take a break from the city by staying in Douro wine country. Driving on the small […]

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Visit the Mateus Palace (Casa de Mateus)

September 24, 2017 TravelAtWill 0

Visit the Mateus Palace We stayed in the Douro River Valley with a great view overlooking the grape terraces. One day we headed back out on the twisty road hugging the hills. We planned to explore the areas around Sobrosa and Vila Real. There was one stop we had to […]