Oh, the sun, the golden cliffs, and the golden sand of Albufeira - what a contrast to Ireland. We REALLY enjoyed the sun and the warm weather, but not the cold Atlantic waters. Albufeira is a quaint seaside village where the lifeguards wear bright yellow T-shirts that say, "Matador Salvador" (Lifeguard), where people spend the entire day lazing at the beach, and then party until the wee hours of the morning.
Since I've written about Albufeira in the past, I'll concentrate on the very unique sand sculpture festival that we visited on my birthday. These were definitely the largest and most elaborate sand sculptures that we've ever seen. The festival theme was, "The Inventions of Mankind". It covered a variety of topics and historical periods. Funky jazz music was playing from concealed speakers which added a nice ambience to the event. The sculptures were created in early May and will be on display until late October. It's was truly a good show.
We are still in Switzerland enjoying the good weather when it comes, hiking as much as we can, eating lots of cheese and chocolate, and celebrating the 4th with fondue and chocolate. Hope your holiday is a
Fiesa Sand Sculpture Festival
This very large festival had as the theme, "Man's Inventions". It covered a time period from pre-historic times to modern day inventions. It was truly remarkable.
fun one with good weather, good food, and good times.
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