We flew to Portugal for the holidaze. For one week we rented bikes and toured the Algarve. For the second week we rented a car and zipped around southern Spain. So lots of time exploring old medieval streets where surprisingly, we found the feeling of nature?
When we arrived in Europe, we spent a few days wandering the streets of Lisbon, recovering from jet lag. Not sure what this ad is for. Nature?
Lisbon has these cute yellow trams that are emblematic of the city (sort of like San Francisco’s cable cars). They appear on souvenir t-shirts and coffee mugs, and tourists love to ride them. We were lucky enough to visit one of the tram’s flats in the Baxia district where it invited us in for coffee, sardines, and sweet custards.
street art by the famed Portuguese artist, Bordalo II
No longer able to protect the castle, Lisbon surrounded it with red plastic barricades…
Lisbon has this fun museum where they simulate earthquakes. It’s called QUAKE and they time-travel you back to 1755 when an earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent fires destroyed the city and killed tens of thousands. QUAKE is part museum, part escape room, and part dark ride. The fake earthquakes are muito bom!
The QUAKE gift shop sold designer bug-out bags. What?
My sunsets on the Algarve coast suffered from lens flares, contrast issues, and poor shooting locations. But I don’t care. I DON’T CARE!
Sunsets are stupid.
nature trail made out of pavers at Rio Formosa Natural Park. . .
the dreaded red X at Ria Formosa Natural Park. . .