Albufeira, Portugal May 5th 2014 We have spent the last two days orienting ourselves to Albufeira. It is a busy, crowded resort town similar to Cabo or Cancun. The majority of people here are English (from the United Kingdom), Irish, and German. People are quite surprised and pleased when they find out we are from the U.S.
We thought we would see some real Portuguese life by going into "old town". That area was every bit as cr ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Algarve » Albufeira Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
We are ready to head out. Our first transatlantic cruise leaves Fort Lauderdale on April 12. After 11 days we disembark in Malaga, Spain and begin our travels around Europe. This is our first time there and we are anticipating with excitement all the new people, places and things we will be experiencing. The purpose of this blog is for family and friends to keep track of us. It also will serve as our own log of our travels. We hope to keep it interesting and pithy. ... full info