Paradise by the sea – Lagos, the Algarve, Portugal

In the late afternoon on Tuesday we arrived in paradise! Finally we were in for a few days of relaxation! We checked ourselves into a family run bed and breakfast called Villas D. Dinis, which was  only a 5 minute walk to the beach beach.   While we waited for our room to be ready,Continue reading “Paradise by the sea – Lagos, the Algarve, Portugal”

Belem, Portugal

Our second day in Lisbon we decided to head to the town of Belem. There was a lot of history in this little town, and even the place of resistance for the Portuguese President.  We walked around the town, and looked at all of the historical monuments that were set out on the water.  TheContinue reading “Belem, Portugal”

Lisboa, Portugal

On Monday morning, after a long journey on our over night train, we arrived in the motherland Portugal! My mother and her family were born in the Portuguese islands of the Azores, they were from the largest island Sao Miguel. My mother came to Canada when she was 5. Even though we have been toContinue reading “Lisboa, Portugal”

All aboard the night train! Madrid to Lisbon

Saturday night we boarded a train from Madrid, Spain to head to Lisbon, Portugal. I have always wanted to ride in a sleeper train, and that day finally came.    For the second half of my euro trip with my mom, we have Eurail passes. This gives us the advantage to travel throughout different countriesContinue reading “All aboard the night train! Madrid to Lisbon”