The next morning I planned to head up the Monchique mountain range to climb to the highest point of Foia. The only problem being, when I woke it was raining. But being from England I’m used to the rain so I went up anyway. After nearly an hours drive into the mountains, the last 15 […]

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The next stop is the Algarve coast. First place I visited is Albufeira, possibly the most popular and well known town on the coast.  What hit me first was how British everything is. All signs in English and full English breakfasts being advertised!  I set out on a cliff walk but had to pass through […]

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A two and a half hour drive from Aveiro is Lisbon. I arrived on St Anthony’s Day which promised and evening of partying and festivities.  During the day I did a 3 hour Best of Lisbon walking tour with Inside Lisbon. The tour was great, and I learnt all about the history of Lisbon. The […]

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Just outside of Porto, about an hour and a half drive away are the Paiva Walkways. You can get coach trips here from Porto if you don’t have a car.  There is a fee of €4 to enter which is very cheap considering the workmanship that has gone into the building of the wooden walkways.  […]

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After landing at Porto airport I was surprised by how remarkably easy it was to reach the city centre. From the airport arrivals hall just follow the signs for the metro and within about 100 metres you are at the station. The ticket was cheap, less than €3 and the journey was speedy and clean. […]

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Sin City is famous for its great gambling, crazy parties and world renowned shows but there is a lot, lot more! Everything about the Vegas Strip is huge! The buildings, the 14 lane highway, and the billboards. Comfortable shoes are a must! Starting at the south end of the strip is the famous Las Vegas […]

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Day 7 The next morning we got picked up at the hotel and got taken to a pier about an hour away from Phuket city. We boarded a speed boat and headed to koh phi phi island beach resort on koh phi phi don island. When we landed on Koh phi phi, the tide was […]

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Day 6 We woke to the rain hammering the window, this was going to be a fun day of what we thought was going to be a lot of shower dodging. We grabbed a quick breakfast at Mame, a cafe around the corner from our hotel before our taxi picked us up for a day […]

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Day 4 We got up at 5.30am for a sunrise Thai breakfast. The sunrise was beautiful to perfection. So serene, so quiet, so natural. The Thai food was something else. Let’s just say it wasn’t our bag. After the sunrise we got our regular breakfast in the hotel before we packed and checked out. After […]

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Day 1 After 17 hour traveling, I arrived. The weather forecast from what I had read in the UK had not made the greatest of readings, expecting thunderstorms and cloud I was pleasantly surprised when there was blue skies and a sprinkling of cloud. My friend was on a separate flight and had got delayed […]

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