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Portugal: A Delicious Prix Fix Menu

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Destinations, Food, Portugal, Portugal, Travel Photo Thursday | 15 comments

Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday, week 264 (2/3/2016)! Anyone who has traveled in Europe knows that prix fix menus are a common occurrence in restaurants across Europe. Today, join me on a photo tour of amazingly delicious prix fix menu at the 3 Marias close by the seaside village of Olhos D’Aqua, here in the Algarve.

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My intent today was to take a long walk and find a new beach. I managed to do both, and find a lovely little restaurant serving up a perfect Prix Fix Menu!

My new beach was the lovely Praia Maria Luisa. The beach is a lovely sandy cove with cliffs that have steps and trails going to top. The views are worth the climb!

 

If you look closely, you can see the archway in the cliff. This shot was taken from ground level.

 

Praia Santa Luis Maria

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Portugal: Beautiful Algarve

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Destinations, Portugal | 11 comments

Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday, week 263 (1/28/2016).  I’m well into my third week in the beautiful Algarve. In spite of having a website house that keeps suspending the blog (hopefully fixed!), and finding an Internet provider that is not going to bankrupt me (long story), there is lots to smile about here in the Algarve. This week I want to share with you 10 things that I guarantee will have you smiling when you visit the beautiful Algarve.

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#1 Fresh sardines with caramelized onion at the out-of-this-world Restaurante Do Clube Naval do Guadiana/Vila Real di Santo Antonio.

Before you go EWWW!, the sardines I had ever eaten were out of can. There is absolutely no comparison. If you ever have the chance to experience a fresh sardine, don’t hesitate. The caramelized onions were a perfect accompaniment.

Fresh Saradines with Caramelized Onion

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Portugal: Algarve’s Praia da Oura

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Portugal, Travel Photo Thursday | 13 comments

Welcome to week 263 (1/21/2106) of Travel Photo Thursday, and Portugal’s stunning Praia da Oura. I’ve actually been busy with work and tax related stuff most of this week, so the merry making of being on holiday has kind of taken a back seat. Thankfully, I have finally been able to decipher all of the bad Korean to English translations, and my taxes have been submitted, and my spring syllabus have been written and posted. I’m within easy walking distance of a number of the many stunning Algarve beaches, and while it isn’t really sun yourself on the beach temperatures here at the moment, walking along the sandy shore with the waves of the North Atlantic bouncing in and out, the salty tang, the stunning blue skies, and looking for the perfect rock or shell more than makes up for the cooler temperatures. Actually, I think the temperatures are just about perfect at the moment. Here are a few shots of Praira da Oura, which I’ve dubbed my beach, being a quick 10 minute walk from my apartment. The walk down is very easy. The steep hill on the return has been dubbed by many as “Cardiac Hill”. :)

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Algarve beaches are known for their rocky archways, as you see here on Praia da Oura. They are a perfect photo opportunity.

Praia da Oura

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