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Portugal part 3

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Ok the final post on our holiday to Portugal - is that a sigh of relief I can hear  :))
Well the day after the wedding we got up quite early and had breakfast.  Danny's sister and her husband had come over from Norway for the wedding too and we were going to spend the day together.  
We decided to go for a walk up the hills and up to the ruin at the top of the hill (just to the left of the cars in the picure).


We took Danny's sister and her hubby back to the airport on Monday and waved them off on their journey home.  We still had 4 full days left to enjoy!
We visited a beach and did a wee bit of sun bathing and people watching. Lots of people surfing and enjoying the waves (which were rather large, the waves I mean!).
We also visited Praia da Luz (where the wedding was on the Saturday) with another lovely beach.   I spotted this down on the beach - those are life vests hanging on the line.  I loved the colours!



We also went to visit a place called Cabo Sao Vicente which was about a…

Portugal - part 2

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Here I am back with part 2 of our holiday!
We did do some other things other than sitting in the sun - honest we did!  :))
Before we went on holiday we planned on driving through to Lisbon, we booked a hotel for a night and were going to take the metro to the old part of town to do some exploring.
It all seemed like such a good plan! 
Well we left Burgau nice and early and drove the 5 hours through windy, hilly roads and then long distances of flat plains finally reaching Lisbon around 2pm. We only got lost a couple of times driving around the town while trying to find the hotel, however we did finally find it and we got our room sorted which had quite an impressive view.

We then got ready to go out exploring.  Off we went  to find the metro station. We found the train station instead and went to try and get tickets - only to discover they were having a 24 hour strike.  
Aaaargh we had driven 5 hours to find they were on strike!!!  
The train wouldn't take us there and the only other alt…

Holiday to Portugal

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We have returned from our travels and have returned feeling happy, slightly bronzed and healthy - always a bonus :))
The reason we decided on this holiday to Portugal ... we were invited to a wedding of Danny's cousin. They were getting married at Praia da Luz in the Algarve.   We stayed in a little fishing village called Burgau which was about 5 miles away from the wedding venue. It was decided we would stay for 10 days so we could do a wee bit of sightseeing as well as attending the wedding.
As you can imagine I took lots and lots of piccies and It has been so difficult picking the ones I wanted to put on my blog.  The things that most struck me on this holiday were the sun (it shone for the full 10 days, bliss!), the lovely bright colours, the rugged landscape and the sea.
I thought I'd break it up into two posts - this the first one showing Burgau and all its splendours and then the following post would be the wedding and everything else we did.
So, we flew out of Glasgow airp…