Category Archives: Portugal

Sintra, Day 2 – Portugal

There was a bit of rain during the night and we woke to more rain this morning, however, by 7.30am it had cleared so I decided to go for a wander through the now deserted streets of Sintra. ┬áThere are … Continue reading

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Sintra – Portugal

We left the Algarve this morning and headed for Sintra which is about 3.5 hours away – approximately half an hour north of Lisbon. The forecast in the Algarve and Sintra was for some rain – something we haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Quinta do Lago South Course, Quinta do Lago, Algarve – Portugal

Today we played the Quinta do Lago South Course courtesy of our new Irish friend Alan. There are three courses that fall under the Quinta do Lago umbrella – the South course, the North course and Laranjal which is a … Continue reading

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Portugal the Country

Part of this journey for me is learning more about the places we visit. I like to know how these places tick and compare some of the day to day living details with what we know in NZ. Wikipedia and … Continue reading

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Parilla Natural, Alamancil, Algarve – Portugal

Last night we decided to try one of the highly recommended local restaurants – Parilla Natural. It is a South American grill restaurant where they specialise in steaks from Uruguay. It is owned by an English gentleman who also owns … Continue reading

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BBQing with the Foreign Locals, Algarve – Portugal

Last Sunday we met Bruce who is the father of our next door neighbour in Havelock North – see the It’s a Small World After All post. Anyway Bruce invited us to a BBQ at his place on Friday night. … Continue reading

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Oceanico Faldo Course round 2, Amendoeira, Algarve – Portugal

On Friday we had another round of golf at the Oceanic Faldo Course – we were originally supposed to play the O’Connor Junior course but they had been doing some heavy duty maintenance so suggested we play the Faldo course … Continue reading

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