Albufeira Portugal

April 2019
Found a good deal online for an Easter break.
  • Day8

    Going Home

    April 8 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Dull & cloudy today. Supposed to clear up later today or tomorrow. We had an early start, not as early as the city trips. Glad we did the majority of the packing last night.
    The coach arrived promptly at 8.20 am this morning.
    Good flight home. Left Faro late & arrived back in Edinburgh early. Only one complaint the airline messed up Emma's in-flight meal. Gave her a vegetable meal instead of Bangers & Mash.
    It was dry in Edinburgh when we arrived.
    Had a welcome home curry from Gulnar for dinner
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  • Day7

    Last Day

    April 7 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    It was dull and rainy today. Most outside events were cancelled. We decided to just stay put on the hotel. Took part in games organised by the entertainment staff.
    Cleared up long enough mid afternoon for the Archery to take place. I came out on top after 4 rounds with 150 points.

  • Day6

    Exploring Albufeira

    April 6 in Portugal ⋅ 🌬 16 °C

    Tried the archery competition this morning. Came second with 60 points. Then went into town afterwards. Jumped on the city tour bus, showing the new & old sections of the city which took two hours.
    Arrived back at the hotel in time for the Darts competition. You had to beat the previous person's score or lose a life. Sarah won it.
    The weather today has been mixed sunshine & rain showers.
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  • Day5

    Lisbon Day Trip

    April 5 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Today's trip is to Lisbon. It's closer than Seville, only 97 miles away. The city is over two thousand years old. Romans lived beside the river. Became the capital city in 1255, making it the oldest capital city in the world.
    We crossed the 25th April Bridge. It celebrates the ending of the dictatorship in 1974. The lower section of the bridge is for trains. It is similar in drsign to the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco
    There is a statue of Christ here similar to the one in Rio de Janeiro but smaller.
    The Monument Of Discovery was built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the navigator
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  • Day3

    Day trip to Seville

    April 3 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Had an early start today. We were collected by coach at 6.45 am with a packed breakfast. Crossed over the international bridge into Spain. Middle of the river is the border. Didn't need our passports.
    The cathedral has the tomb of Christopher Columbus.
    We went to Starbucks for lunch and sat outside.
    An hour long boat trip on the Guadalquivir river for more sight seeing
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