Portimao

One day in Faro I met up with couchsurfer Juliana and her friends.

The same evening we went to Portimao, where Yazmin (to the left has an appartment).

Random view from the balcony the next morning.

The amazing beach of Portimao!

We spent the whole day on the beach, awesome beach weather in April..

Explored the beach and the caves.

These beaches are just breath taking. More to come obivously!

 

24.04.2013 kl. 12:16

Tiny update

So much happening now, so little time to update. Couchsurfed in Portimao, came back to Faro and heading SOMEWHERE today.

 

21.04.2013 kl. 11:49

Faro

One painkiller and a breakfast later I recovered from the hangover. Read a book on the rooftop terrace, met a fellow couchsurfer for traditional portuguese lunch, went scouting for a pair of sneakers (no luck today), walked in the sun til I almost started crying (it's so freaking hot), got on a little bus that took me down through narrow streets back to the hostel, read again on the rooftop, went looking for a supermarket, bought som groceries, made a very bad avocado pasta and now I'll just hang out at the hostel.

Here you go, some pictures from Faro.

I flew with Ryanair. A couple I met at the hostel live nearby and know the person who owns the airline.

Casa d'Alagoa - the hostel I'm staying at. It's SUPER nice.

Court yard of the hostel. Where people enjoy their happy hour-beers.

My room! Where I sleep with seven other poeple.

A traditional dinner I had at the hostel yesterday. Pork, potatoes and onion.

Some random but nice street art.

The Marina.

Faro is pretty much a swamp and you have to take a bus or a boat to reach a sand beach.

I like the old house facades with the decorated glazed tiles.

And there are stray dogs. This one looks dead with those creepy white eyes, but it was just sleeping.

And the view from my room just a couple of minutes ago..

18.04.2013 kl. 22:11

Happy Hour

Greetings from Faro. I'm hungover. I flew in yesterday, exhausted after a five hour flight. But it was happy hour at the hostel and I ended up going out with other hostel guests.

I'll to try to see more of the city today.

18.04.2013 kl. 12:31

Sthlm

Stockholm was grey and rainy. But there's still so much to see and do.

I had ofcourse my favourite swedish lunch, kokt korv med bröd.

Walked down Götgatan..

..to Louie Louie where I had som coffee.

And then I met up with Jen and her boyfriend Jakob. We had a beer at a place called ''Landet''.

Then I slept over at Jen's dad and left the next morning. A calm and easy visit in Stockholm.

18.04.2013 kl. 12:16

Helsinki - Stockholm

I'm taking the ferry to Sweden first, spending a day in Stockholm with relatives and then my flight leaves on wednesday.

So, that's where I'm now. On the ferry. Which takes seventeen long, LONG, hours.

Also, I said goodbye to my family and my bestfriend today. Saying goodbye SUCKS. So I think I'll cry for a while now and then
watch some netflix.

Helsinki - see you sometime not so soon.

 

15.04.2013 kl. 17:40

facebook

Few people know I'm leaving, so I think I'm going to write a status update about it on facebook tomorrow. I think it's going to reach 60 likes.

 

14.04.2013 kl. 22:59

Farewell brunch

I leave tomorrow, so I threw a farewell brunch for my closest friends today. I even baked bread. Baked bread for the first time in my life. That's how much I like my friends.

 

14.04.2013 kl. 22:45

This blog started as a travel diary in spring 2013. Now I continue writing about my stay in Porto during spring 2014.

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Places visited April-August 2013:

  • Faro
  • Portimão
  • Albufeira
  • Lagos
  • Sagres
  • Vila Nova de Milfontes
  • Sines
  • Lisbon
  • Cascais
  • Sintra
  • Peniche
  • Berlengas Island
  • Porto
  • Vila do Conde
  • Madrid
  • Toledo
  • Granada
  • Valencia
  • Barcelona
  • Coimbra
  • Sao Miguel de Poiares
  • Gerês
  • Sao Pedro de Moel
  • Nazaré
  • Ericeira
  • Barcelos
  • Santa Maria da Feira

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