Algarve

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"Something about the Algarve just draws you back... and, every time you return, you find a new little village or you discover a new beach you didn't know. This place is magical that way."
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I've travelled to Portugal's Algarve so regularly, I've got into something of a routine now, heading west from Faro airport to Alvor, a fishing village in the western Algarve, which retains its olde worlde charm, with a tangle of cobbled streets and fishermen still bringing in their catch every day.
credit: Andrea R. Vaucher credit: Andrea R. Vaucher The next day, Debra and I drove south to the Costa de la Luz to visit
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What comes to mind when you think of Portugal? Cathedrals? Historic sites? Sixteenth Century explorers? Former colonies in Asia? Lethal jellyfish? How about some of the best hiking in the world.
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Welcome to Marinha Beach, on the southern coast of Portugal. It's been named one of the best beaches in the world for its
Photographer Gus Petro has shown us what London might look like if it were placed on Portugal's rugged Atlantic facing coast, instead of the more temperate River Thames.
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The recession and rising unemployment may be grabbing the headlines in Portugal but, for visitors, there is much to lift the spirits. A wave of recent openings around the country present a great set of reason to visit Portugal now.
There were certainly things that I expected to see and experience while traveling in Portugal ---- seafood, beaches, old churches -- but, for every expectation fulfilled, a surprise cropped up.