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6th March 2022

End of a Trip
I have very much enjoyed following along with you on your amazing journey through Portugal Brendan. It seems like you had an amazing adventure, with great sightseeing, company and food. What more could one wish for?! Sorry to read that your last day was more stressful than it should have been, that can't have been nice and would have gotten me rather stressed too. Glad the wine helped you to relax, and I imagine you still have the very fond memories to look back on. Ah, the Galapagos! I'm really looking forward to reading about your travels there - I had just an amazing time there in the summer of 2019. Very very magical islands 😊
6th March 2022

Very Good Memories
I am so glad that you followed along on this trip. I love how each trip is unique and has the amazing highs as well as a few stressful lows to make them real.
6th February 2022

Drinking and Dining
I can see you are coming to the end of your trip. I feel a mix of moods at the end of my trips - sad, tired, but also looking forward to going home again. I'm with you on buying the steak knives - I sometimes see something on my travels which is a bit out of my price range, but I feel so glad once I've bought it. I'm sure you will treasure the knives for a long time, indeed as memories more than souvenirs.
22nd February 2022

Absolutely
Trips may have to end, but the memory and experience does not. I had the opportunity to use my new knives last week, and they were just what I had hoped. I hope you get something great in Ireland.
4th February 2022

Portugal is a great memory!
I'm so glad we flexed our ability to cancel reservations and head to Coimbra. What a lovely town it turned out to be. The sunset over the city was special. I'm glad we took in the the library before leaving. It was a treasure. Nazarre was worth a stop. Oh... the sad memories of Obidos and your last night. Flat tires never happen at a good time. It was a joy being with travel Brenno once again.! MJ
5th February 2022

So Very True
All good memories. We had such a great time, and even the bump in the road was fun, because we made it so.
4th February 2022

There is always more!!
Dave here.....great times my friend!
4th February 2022

More indeed
And still more to come. Can't wait to see there the next adventure will be.
2nd February 2022

Another great trip!
Hi B, looks like you got another great trip in the books. Great travel companions, great pictures and great memories. Glad you are able to get away and enjoy it all!
30th January 2022

Deep in the Heart of Portugal
I have just looked at a map, and it seems the Douro River cruise really took you deep into the heart of Portugal at Castelo Rodrigo. It looks amazing. I also prefer visiting places without headsets and histories - I prefer feeling, sensing, smelling places. Lol - I thought for a short moment there that when you said a Viking ship pulled alongside you, you were going to get marauded by big, bearded blokes with axes - I'm glad you weren't!
1st February 2022

Bearded blokes with axes
Wow, you made me laugh when I read this. I think that Dave, Merry Jo and I could have defended our ship from the passengers from the Viking ship had they come to invade. lol. I get the feeling that we have similar ways of traveling. Going without headsets and histories, while still getting a feel of a place. I hope you get to hit the road soon.
26th January 2022
Knives

Knives
How did you manage to get your knives home? I guess for you they are tools of trade, but some may regard them as weapons. Any issues with US Customs?
26th January 2022
Knives

Definitely Tools of the Trade
That is a great question. No, I had no problems. These were in a nice wooden box, so I packed them in my checked bag and never gave them a second thought. I have had some issues in the past, but those will be stories for over a glass of wine.
23rd January 2022

Amazing Food and Wine
It looks as though you are in your element here, Brendan - travelling, and being surrounded by amazing food and drink. How nice it must be to be on the receiving end of the food, and I imagine it would also have inspired your work back home. Travel is indeed an amazing form of education 😊
24th January 2022

So Very True
Thank you Alex. You are so correct. This week, I am speaking at the Rotary lunch to talk about traveling as a chef, and how to dig deeper into a new country through food.
21st January 2022

Appreciate
Excellent work
20th January 2022
Vintage port

A bit dusty
I'm not sure they would taste good at this point.
21st January 2022
Vintage port

Probably not
But then again, my apartment is just about this dusty and I have only been here a few years. There may still be life in these. lol
20th January 2022
Another amazing soup

Oh The Soups
They were grand.
21st January 2022
Another amazing soup

Truly Grand
Soups are difficult to make too. With only a few ingredients, there isn't much room for error. These were magnificent.
20th January 2022

A terrific trip
I'm glad we memorialize these moments in our blog so when we are old and can't move we can still remember. I'll be waiting to see photos of your dinner party back home with all your new gear in use! The Douro was a good decision. Miss you. MJ
21st January 2022

So Very True
I am looking forward to having that dinner party.
19th January 2022

Drinking and dining....dining and drinking
Dave here.....another great blog to remind of a fine time!!
21st January 2022

very fine time indeed
Thanks Dave. It is fun to read these and look back, remembering such fun times.

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