Author Archives : Ingrid D.

From Odeceixe to Monchique


First of all, after we had published our post about Cape St. Vincent, another blogger reached out to us. In the meantime, I have had the time to check out their website which is called Trip Planning Master. I especially like this post; this is something that is useful for us and maybe for you, dear readers, as well. And…

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And to The North We Went…


So far, Lars and I had explored the southern part of the Algarve like this : As you can see, we had driven from east to west. This, by the way, was all known territory for me; I had been here more than 20 years ago. At the Cape of St. Vincent, Lars and I had basically two options: go…

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Driving to Cape St. Vincent


Lars and I continued west in the south of the Algarve until we couldn’t drive any further: Cape St. Vincent, the most southwestern point of Portugal. Once a naval battlefield, now one of the most touristic places in Portugal. The surrounding cliffs reach a height of 75 meters and are home to a huge variety of birds and marine life.…

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Visiting Silves Cathedral


During the second day of our exploration of the Algarve, Lars and I kept on travelling west and stopped in a town of great historical importance: Silves. This was the former Portuguese capital, which boasts a.o. a castle and a cathedral. I had been here before more than 20 years ago and was keen on seeing the cathedral again. The…

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Lunch in Olhão


After our first stop in Cacela Velha, Lars and I continued west and stopped in Olhão for lunch. First, a bit of sightseeing though. Olhão is a fishing town and we were looking forward to lunching near the port itself. Somehow, Lars and I got lost and contented ourselves with the first restaurant we found. Lunch was excellent though. Grilled swordfish,…

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A Stop in Cacela Velha


Portugal: a new country for Lars and a rediscovery for me. We started our summer tour of this year in the southern region of the Algarve and would work our way west and then up north, hoping to photograph beautiful landscapes and architecture during our drives. Located on a hill, overlooking a lagoon, I thought that Cacela Velha would be…

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The Big Move – Competa


It took us some months, but Lars and I finally did it: pay a visit to the neighbouring wine town of Competa. It wasn’t the drive towards it nor its location in the mountains that was difficult: getting rid of your car is. After some minutes of wandering in the streets, you arrive at the central square, home to some fine…

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The Big Move – El Morche


So far, we have shared pictures of Torrox (the village) and Torrox Costa, but there is a third part, called El Morche. It counts about 2100 inhabitants and is home to beautiful beaches. By the way, Lars and I took these pictures last week. As you can see, we are still having very nice weather here with temperatures easily reaching 22…

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