Friday, July 27, 2012

Algarve, Portugal!

Unpack and pack again! I arrived back in Luxembourg at 1am today and tomorrow I'm going to Holland again. I had the absolute best time ever in Portugal. It was the first time going on holidays with a friend, so it was amazing going to Portugal with my best friend Charlotte!

ALBUFEIRA
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Charlotte in front, me in the back
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SAGRES
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PONTA DE PIEDADE
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MEXILHOEIRA GRANDE
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So it all started off with big stress, panic and disasters. It might sound a bit exaggerated but it sure felt that way. First problem, we couldn't enter the parking lot but that problem was over quite soon. Second problem, since we had to wait 20 minutes for the bus, we were too late to check in our luggage so we had to leave it behind. Luckily we had only 1 big bag, the rest was our hand luggage. Third problem, when we finally arrived in our hotel, we weren't able to open our doors, my sister and mom were locked in their room for an hour! 
And that was day 1. It felt like the whole holiday was going to be a complete disaster! But luckily all the other days were perfect!
The first 4 days we were in Albufeira. We relaxed on the beach, swam in the sea, swam in the pool, did some sightseeing, and made a boat trip. We wanted to go on a boat trip to go in the caves, but it turns out that that boat didn't go in the caves, even though the leaflet said so...
The other 5 days we spent in and near Mexilhoeira Grande, which is more in the country side (and which is impossible to pronounce!). We spent a day in Sagres, were we stood on the most SW-ern point of Europe and afterwards went to Ponta de Piedade, were we did another boat trip, with a smaller boat which actually went in the caves!
We also went to Portimão, Lagos, Monchique and other small cities. 
This all summarizes more or less our trip to Algarve, Portugal! I had a really great time and I reaaallly can't wait till next year, will plan another holiday with Charlotte! Bom Dia!