3 Sept 2014

Travel: A trip to the Algarve, Portugal by ValÈrie

Hi there! My name is ValÈrie. I blog at Scribbles of ValÈrie. A few weeks ago, we (my family + my boyfriend + myself) went to the Algarve in Portugal for two weeks. I have about 700+ photos but I decided to select 10 of the best pictures, haha!

We stayed in the gorgeous house in the center of the Algarve. We were surrounded with beautiful landscapes and nature, it was unbelievable. I really could have stayed there a little longer than (only) two weeks, in my opinion. When you sat outside, there was absolutely no noise, only some crickets. 

During our stay, we visited a lot of small towns. The picture down below was taken in Portimo. Praia Da Rocha is a very popular beach. It reminded me of the Spanish beaches close to the Mediterranean Sea. I liked it there, but it was very crowded. I did have great sushi for lunch though, and with the great weather, I had no reason to complain!

We also went to Lagos (picture down below). I really liked the small streets and shops. It's very cosy to go shopping. My boyfriend and me went there twice: one time to visit the city and the second time we took a boat to the caves along the coastline! (We'll get to that later on...)

As we were relatively close to the seaside, fish stew was the local dish. It was really delicious, although sometimes a bit heavy on the stomach. I had a tuna steak, yum!

To continue about the boat we took in Lagos: this is one of the pictures I made during the tour. The caves are truely amazing to see! 

I wish I could share all the pictures I made in the caves because they're so incredible! If you haven't been there, make sure you write it on your bucket list ;)

My boyfriend and me also visited other villages / towns, such as Silves, there was a medieval festival going on; really awesome to see and we also went to Aljezur. All these towns were small and not really focused on tourists, which was nice (that way we got to see a lot of the local culture and tasted some local dishes). 

On our last evening, we went out for dinner. We went to this teenie tiny restaurant (I don't think it even had a name), where they only served chicken... and omelet, haha. We both ordered the "piri piri chicken" which is a local dish in Monchique (where we were staying). Hooooly! That was some spicy stuff, but so very delicious! I'm always getting hungry when I think of it! Very simple and basic, but so yummy. The only downside was that it felt like my lips were on fire after eating that chicken!

That's all, well not actually because I could make an entire blog about this amazing experience, but I hope you liked this (very) small summary of our trip to the Algarve! Thank you Gemma for having me on your blog!

x ValÈrie  - Scribbles of ValÈrie

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  1. What a lovely trip! Algarve looks gorgeous.

    1. I agree with you Chic Alluring, that Algarve looks gorgeous.I went there two months ago before my trip to hawaii famous places. Algarve is famous for its golf courses when I visited this beautiful land I also enjoy golf there with my friend and had a lovely experience like Gem.

  2. omg...amazing pix :)



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