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Beja

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  • Day19

    Verstecktes Schiffswrack

    September 8, 2017 in Portugal

    Einfach Wahnsinn wie es da so liegt. Schiffswracks haben alle ihre ganz besondere Geschichte und eine einzigartige Ausstrahlung. Das frag es sehr gut versteckt und wirklich nur auffindbar wenn man den genauen Ort weiß.

  • Day63

    Milfontes

    July 10 in Portugal

    Nach der überfüllten Algarve geht es jetzt an die Westküste Portugals. Hier in diesem Bereich der Küste gibt es noch relativ wenig Tourismus. Wir fahren nach Milfontes. Der Ort ist sehr beliebt, da hier ein Fluss ins Meer mündet. Die Wassertemperatur ist gleich deutlich angenehmer. Auf unserem Weg hierher sind fast alle Strommasten mit einem Storchennest gekrönt. Wahnsinn wie viele Störche es hier gibt! Wir sind am Campingplatz fast die einzigen, die nicht aus Portugal kommen. Bereits vormittags werden die Grills angeschmissen. Wir entspannen uns hier zwei Tage. An einem Tag haben wir eine kleine Radtour gemacht und sind begeistert von den Stränden zwischen den Klippen. Hier kann man wirklich einen ganzen Strand für sich haben.Read more

  • Day27

    Vila nova de Milfontes

    September 30 in Portugal

    We woke up in the hotel, the shower changed from boiling hot to freezing cold, and went to have dinner at an hotel buffet viewing the rivermouth. We went to the beach in town, and just chilled under the Otentik, Yaara read, I played with Yam (When she wasn't sleeping). Later we went to another beach called Malhao, where it was surfable. The beach was nice, Yaara chilled on the beach while Yam is sleeping, I surfed on a not suitable longboard in a choppy rough waves. Quickly I got out, and we stayed there just enjoying ourselves. We drove back to town, went to see the sunset, while carrying unnecessary stuff. Had dinner in a nice restaurant called "Tasca do Celso". We went back to the hotel that was wiredly decorated, It remained Yaara the delivery room in Laniado.Read more

  • Day154

    Zambujeira

    October 25 in Portugal

    Kirsty left us in the morning to fly back to Bristol. She travelled by Uber taxi to the airport, as taking Hazel into Lisbon airport to collect had proved to be a bit hairy. Carparks at airports do not cater for 3 meter high vehicles. We moved south towards the Algarve, staying on the west coast in the Western Atlantic region. What a fabulous campsite!!!! Plenty of spaces, all very spacious and situated under trees. We decided not to use the outdoor pool and jacuzzi, both filled with sea-water, as they had not been heated.
    This is a quiet spot on a glorious coastline. The town is white washed with red tile roofs and a nice sheltered beach.
    We walked the Fishermans path southwards dropping down into quiet beaches and rising up onto high cliffs - a very pleasant walk - we were surprised at one point to come face to face with animals from the African plains - eland, ostrich, buffalo etc which were within a large enclosure we walked next to.
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  • Day379

    Portugal, Zambujeira do Mar

    October 9 in Portugal

    Weiter entlang der Küste sind wir ein paar Tage in Zambujeira geblieben.
    Hier gab es alle paar Meter eine tolle Bucht, die zum baden scheinbar perfekt war. Allerdings waren die Wellen doch sehr kräftig, so blieb es lediglich beim kleinen "Bauchklatscher" ;-)
    Eine Lieblingsbar hatten wir auch schnell gefunden, trotz sehr unfreundlicher Bedienung.

  • Day6

    Traveling the western coast of Portugal

    April 23, 2017 in Portugal

    Got up early and left the apt in Lisbon around 7:45 to catch the metro to the airport. Not many people out on a Sunday morning. Smooth sailing on the metro. Arrived airport aroun 8:55. Got the rental picked up- had a good sandwich at the airport. Took a few minutes to figure out Bluetooth on the car (in Portuguese). Left the airport trying to use GPS. Always hate leaving new airports - GPS was lagging a bit and confusing us. Finally got out of there and hit the road. We had Zips set for no toll roads but again, the lag made us miss an exit and then suddenly we were at toll booth trying to read Portuguese. No attendant. Finally threw some money at it and the gate lifted. Then we finally noticed the e-toll transponder at the top of the windshield and realized we were supppsed to be in a different lane for it to pop up. Crazy.

    Once on the back roads we were all good.

    As we drove south along country roads, we passed through miles and miles of cork forests. (http://portuguese-american-journal.com/portugal-names-sobreiro-its-national-tree/). You could see where the bottom half of the trees had been stripped. Also passed through some areas of olive trees.

    In Vila Nova de Milfontes , we ended up by chance (thanks to Yelp), eating at a great seafood restaurant on the beach. Wonderful grilled sea bass, potatoes,salad, wine (too much wine) . I'm telling you Google Maps , Yelp, and Trip Adviser are good friends to have on the road. And it's nice to have an always available Internet connection, although that does set me back $10/day, but I have a lot of data with Verizon and that $10 is using my home data allowance, so I can use it without worrying about it.

    Anyway, back in the car, we continue southward - at one point climbing into the hill town of Alijezur which has these homes perched on the side of a hill with incredibly narrow streets and 90 degree turns - once up there and in the middle of it, we wondered if we were ever going to get out!

    After departing Alijezur, we headed for Lagos and landed there about 7pm. Nice property with beautiful landscaping and very nice check-in person who went out of his way to make us welcome and give us some good tips. After that - we chilled.
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  • Day7

    Vila Nova de Milfontes

    November 3 in Portugal

    Bei Sonnenschein und aufklarendem Himmel kleinen Ausflug ins Wasser und an den Strand gemacht. Die Leute hatten hier wohl Langeweile und haben fleißig Steintürmchen gebaut. Ich auch, aber nur einen, denn wir haben viel auf dem Zettel und keine Zeit für ausgereifte Konstruktionen👍🏼 Atlantikwasser war ziemlich kühl an den Füßen... man könnte auch sagen kalt, „man“, ich fand‘s kühl👍🏼
    Dank Sonnenschein und Duft von geräuchertem Fisch in der Luft ein schönes Fleckchen für einen Zwischenstop gewesen👍🏼
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  • Day7

    Zambujeira do Mar

    November 3 in Portugal

    Kurzer Zwischenstop für Fotos an der Steilküste. Danach ging‘s abenteuerlich über schlaglochübersähte Straßen weiter. Nach 3 km kam mir der Gedanke, wenn das Auto und vor allem das sensible Fahrwerk das überstehen sollten, können wir mal alle Schrauben am Auto nachziehen🙄 Hätten wir Schlagsahne an Bord gehabt wäre sie nach der Fahrt mit Sicherheit steif gewesen😬

  • Day18

    An afternoon in Beja

    May 19 in Portugal

    A bit of a drive to the East of the Alentejo region but Beja is a lovely little town with a good feel and a very long past. We stumbled into a celebration of the Roman occupation of the area when Beja was called Pax Julia (under Julius Caesar). Topped off the day with a plate of porco preto and a bottle of rosé at the restaurante Adega Tipica 25 de Abril.

  • Day19

    Castello do Beja

    May 20 in Portugal

    Arriving yesterday we had time to wander through the celebration of Romans. Beja, in central Alentejo was the birth place of Pax-Julia after the war to conquer the Iberian coast by Dom Dinis. This castle commenced construction in the 1100’s.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Distrito de Beja, Beja

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