Finally, I’m back in one of my favourite countries again! I’ve been to new countries in recent years but this year I wanted to return to some countries I like (and even one I shun).
On cloud 9
Moments before touchdown
I flew into Faro and got picked up at the airport by private transfer and went directly to Tavira from there. Takes about 45mins to reach this medieval, Moorish small city in eastern Algarve, 25km from the Spanish border.
It’s nice to hear Portuguese again. Their nasal sounding language is a bit peculiar but I still think it’s lovely. Map of Algarve with popular places on it.
First dinner, even though it’s near bed time for us. What the hell do we care, we are on holiday!
I don’t normally drink white but when I do it’s only Riesling, or vinho verde/Alvarinho (or Spanish Albariño).
The partner loves fish, and I’m partial to shellfish. Sea bass and clams with garlic, white wine, olive oil.
We don’t know a dignified way to eat seafood. Just dig in with bare hands and enjoy.
Just got here and already had 2 beers and a bottle of Alvarinho, fish and clams. We are content.