PORTO, PORTUGAL

Porto is my new favorite European town.  We took the metro from the train station and as soon as the elevator doors opened, both Tony and I stood at the top of a hill and oo’ed and aw’ed at the view.  We were right on Rue de Flores, where we would be staying for the next three…

LISBON, PORTUGL

We had been told by many that Lisbon is nothing like the Algarve Coast, that it is more cultural and historic.  We had also been warned by many that the hills are steep and the paths are made of cobblestone.  All of this was correct. We hadn’t been on a European train in three years, so the…

THE ALGARVE COAST, PORTUGAL

September 2021 Albufeira Ahhh, Europe.  It had been almost three years to the day since I had been to Europe.  We arrived at the Faro, Portugal airport late, so we stopped and grabbed a bottle of Douro wine (one of my new favorites) and some croissants from an airport stand for breakfast the next day.  We had a…