Portugal in May

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.

Coimbra University.jpg

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!


43 thoughts on “Portugal in May

  1. Wow, you have been busy my friend💕 What an amazing adventure! We have never been to Portugal, perhaps that should go on the wish list, such beautiful pictures😊

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      1. Sao Miguel was amazing! 6 nights wasn’t long enough. Next time we are thinking of going in May so it’s bit cooler for hiking. The humidity is so high, it was killing me. We went whale watching twice and it was amazing. So many things to do there and the food is good.

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  2. Oh you did it ahead of me – you visited most of the places I’ve planed to see! Soooo jealous you Monsanto!!!!! which I gave up since no public transportation available during the school summer holiday! I’m sure you had a great time up there!

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