Walking to Silves on my own

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When I arranged to interview art restorer and artist Florbela Moreira in Silves recently, my original plan was to bus there and walk back. Then a brilliant idea struck me. Why didn’t I walk to Silves and back?  I hadn’t … Continued

Western Algarve: Praia da Luz to Lagos

Praia da Luz looked even more magical in the early morning light than last night. We made our way quickly over to breakfast just after 8am, full of admiration for our lovely surroundings at Club House CLV but not wishing … Continued

Western Algarve: Lagos to Praia da Luz

With New Year effectively cancelled for everyone this year and a three-day curfew in Portugal from January 1-3, we decided to treat ourselves to an end of year mini-trip to Praia da Luz (returning in plenty of time on New … Continued

Christmas walking around Armação de Pêra

This Christmas – our fifth in the Algarve and the second in Armação de Pêra – followed much the same pattern as in previous years with hiking assuming the focal point in our holiday plans. We’re not currently in lockdown … Continued