Vilamoura, The Algarve

We booked a last minute girls spa weekend in Portugal.  Staying at the Blue & Green Lake Spa Resort in Vilamoura, The Algarve we did nothing but relax by the pool, go to spa treatments each afternoon and eat lots of seafood. Bliss!   Hotel: http://www.thelakeresort.com/en/


It’s fun to be travelling as a small group – we’re rented a car and can stay in a hotel (rather than hostel) and split the costs. One of Lisbon’s icons which we were keen to see is the fortress like sé, built in 1150 on the site of a mosque soon after Christians recaptured […]

Firuidas – A Northern Portugese Village

What a wonderful experience my visit to Firuidas has been.  This tiny village in Northern Portugal is located between, Montalegre and Chaves.  It has a population of 38, and is home to my Australian friends grandmother. The entire village is made up of old stone houses, which are mostly occupied by elderly Portuguese woman who dress […]


I arrived in Porto, found myself a hostel which was very low key (exactly what I needed) and slept for 10 hours – amazing! I located a phonebook the next day and called one of the Australian girls who I had been travelling with on Bus About who was staying with some family – she […]

Lagos – The Algarve

The Algarve is alluring. Coastal Algarve receives much exposure for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands. It is also the most insane party destination I have ever visited. After arriving in Lagos on an overnight train from Madrid I have basically not stopped partying. I am staying at a hotel called […]