As we've been living in Portugal since September 2009, I'll be updating our adventures in Portugal on this blog (just click the link above) rather than making new pages. It's mainly what we get up to when we are not working in or around the house (which is covered in the Casa Azul blog).
Central Portugal (updated 5 June 2009)
We hired a car in Lisbon and then took off for Central Portugal. We had booked a holiday cottage in the village of Alvorge deep in untouristed central Portugal. Nearby is the pretty village of Penela.
Porto, Portugal (updated 29 May 2009)
We only spent a few days in Porto but it was enough to enjoy this beautiful city. Not as chic or as gentrified as Lisbon, Porto had a real old world charm. The down at heel suburbs by the river had an almost Dickensian feel to them. One of the highlights of the holiday was to sit on the waterfront sipping a cold white port enjoying the warm early evening sunshine.
Lisbon (updated 24 May 2009)
We went to Portugal for three weeks in May 09. Our hols kicked off in Lisbon where we stayed with our friends Jo and Nigel. We enjoyed several days of warm spring sunshine and the highlights included a day at the beach and some tram rides up and down Lisbon's famous hills.