My dear friends and fellow bloggers, I am back!
We spent most of May traveling through Portugal, visiting various sights and sampling local cuisine.
We began the journey in Porto.
Wherefrom we day tripped to the sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, near Braga.
We then drove through the Douro Valley – visiting wineries and tasting local wines.
From Douro Valley, we headed south, taking a detour through the mountain villages
to the historic city of Évora, where a Roman aqueduct and a Roman temple stand.
Continuing further south into the Algarve region, we stopped at beaches with beautiful rock formations
and hopped on boats to see caves.
Having had enough of seabreeze (it was actually quite windy down there), we circled back inland, visiting gorgeous monasteries along the way
to the university town of Coimbra.
Lastly, our short but sweet journey ended in Lisbon – the city of Seven Hills
Where we joined the crowd outside the Jerónimos Monastery in Belém on International Museum Day
And made day trips to Sintra
Not once but…TWICE!
The first day I got back to the States, I woke up in the morning, missing a good suckling pig sandwich; On the second day, it was the freshly squeezed orange juice that was so juicy and naturally sweet; By the third day, I was listening to Fado music online and ready to book a plane ticket back to Portugal.
Needless to say, Portugal captured our hearts and I will be sure to fill in the details of our journey in the posts to come.
Coming up next in the Travel section: What to See (and Eat) in Porto, Portugal!