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This town has all uphills and no downhills... France/Portugal/Spain 2013 SE Asia 2012

Trip: France / Portugal / Spain 2013

There are [12] stories from my trip: France / Portugal / Spain 2013


SPAIN | Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | Views [289]

I woke up at a decent hour the next day so I could drive Justin and Tina to the trainstation. J. came along because he wanted to change his ticket - so all of us headed out to Faro. I admit I got testy in the car - the Hager brothers can be backseat ... Read more >

Estoi / Mileu

PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | Views [532]

The next day I woke up early (1o am) and tried to rouse others (Well, just J and Jared) so we could make the treck to Estio (pronounced Schtoy). Estoi has one of the biggest markets in the ALgarve the second Sunday of the month, and it happened to be ... Read more >


PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | Views [488]

I woke up really early (5:4 am) the next day to drive Jared's mom and Glen to the airport in Faro. We got there without a hitch (except the part where I almost ran over a pedestrian in a traffic circle), but I got pretty lost coming back. I'm totally ... Read more >

Fuzeta Beach Days

PORTUGAL | Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | Views [829] | Comments [1]

    This entry will discuss two beach days in Fuzeta: the first was right after we got here, and the second was the day after we went to Tavira.  Our first full day in Fuzeta was spent mainly at the beach. We woke up late-ish and gathered ... Read more >


PORTUGAL | Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | Views [370]

Jared was up again until 5 or 6 doing work. I didn't even hear him come in. So, we both slept in pretty late (12:30) after yesterday's fun in the sun. I tried to push sunscreen on people, but I had no takers besides putting a little on Jared's head. ... Read more >

Lisbon to Algarve

PORTUGAL | Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | Views [407]

In the morning we all got up, and got ready to leave. I was originlly slated to pick up the car with Jared, and then drive back to Lisbon to pick eveyone up. However, Justin and Tina told me they'd pack up and go with us so I didn't have to drive back ... Read more >

3rd day / last day LIsbon

PORTUGAL | Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | Views [341]

  But...I woke up early. Jared stayed up all night again working. I knew Jared's other brother J. was coming into town around 1pm so I left to go check out the ruins of a Roman 14th century church early in the day. I headed out early with Justin ... Read more >

2nd Day Lisbon

PORTUGAL | Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | Views [351]

This - for now - will be a placeholder. The second day in Lisbon we did a lot of walking, some sightseening on the28, and had a wonderful dinner.     Jared wants to make sure I add something about Europea fashion at some point in this ... Read more >

1st Day Lisbon

PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | Views [347] | Comments [2]

We got into the Lisbon Airport and breezed through customs - well, there wasn't really customs because we went from one EU Country to another. Yes, the EU thing is convenient but I really miss getting all the stamps in my passport. I only got one stamp ... Read more >

Paris to LIsbon

FRANCE | Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | Views [1246]

Final Day in Paris   So I left off with us going back to the hotel for a nap. One thing I forgot to mention about pefume shopping: We saw crazy expensive fancy perfume in that one shop where I only knew two of the 30 brands available, "Juilette ... Read more >

Paris Day 2 & 3

FRANCE | Saturday, 31 Aug 2013 | Views [251]

It is now 3 am on my third day in Paris, and a cab picks us up in 1.5 hours to go to the airport for our trip to Lisbon - so I'll make this quicck! My first night in Paris I slept well. The pull out sofa was quite firm, and although we were in a busy ... Read more >

To Paris!

FRANCE | Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | Views [336]

We left for CDG Airport at a reasonable hour, but as I had to stay up late doing last minute edits to Chapter 2 of my dissertation before I left, I was exhausted by the time I got to the airport. I figured I'd sleep on the plane. Not so....Normally the ... Read more >