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Quinta da Regaleira : A Fairytale in Sintra, Portugal
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Quinta da Regaleira : A Fairytale in Sintra, Portugal

June 13, 2018.  Today we leave Lisbon, for a day trip to to the magical fairytale town of Sintra, Portugal. Though it's only an hour away by train, you are somehow transported from a bustling European city to one of the seven kingdoms of Westeros. Sintra is tucked away into the woodlands, filled with Hogwarts-sesque castles nestled into the nooks and crannies of the surrounding mountains. In the 18th ...
Fiesa: The World’s Largest Sand Sculpture Festival
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Fiesa: The World’s Largest Sand Sculpture Festival

June 17, 2018. Today we left beachy, sandy Lagos for....some more sand. Nature's glitter. The plan was to take a bus along the southern coast of Portugal until we reached the city of Faro, where we'd stay for the evening before heading to Spain. However, we'd gotten ourselves sidetracked when we'd seen a promotional flyer for Fiesa Sand City. Just a few weeks prior, we'd seen one of those Facebook ...
Lagos, Portugal : Beautiful Beaches, All You Can Eat Sushi, & Cultural Heritage
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Lagos, Portugal : Beautiful Beaches, All You Can Eat Sushi, & Cultural Heritage

June 15, 2018. Days 7 & 8.  It was over 4 hours by bus from Lisbon to Lagos. While very touristy, Lagos proved to be a delightful little beachy town. Raspy buskers singing Janis Joplin echo'd through the streets, while a mix of nomadic crust-wooks and old-money vacationers lined the sidewalks to listen. We arrived in the evening, and hadn't eaten anything since breakfast - half a tin of sardines on ...
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