In Honour of the Mitsubishi

The somewhat unnamed guest (or host, rather) on all of our Portugal adventures was the purple and silver Mitsubishi, the pick-up truck of Kevin's late grandfather, AvĂ´ Eugenio. This mammoth of a truck represents countless memories for Kevin and his brother, who spent their summers in the Algarve with their grandparents. Until recently, Avo Maria kept…

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#tbt: Spring time in the Algarve

April in Canada is the time when mother nature teases us all. Releasing sunshine and flowers, just in time to snow all over it one last time. Nonetheless, spring is upon us, which means that it's the season for adorable baby animals, the return of flowers, and much more. This time last year, Kevin and…

#tbt: Summer of 2015 and learning how to ‘beach’

Going to the beach is a sport in the Algarve. In the Algarve, people stay in between January and April, as it's cold, most things are closed, and seasonal employees are out of work. Come late April, early May, the Algarvieu (Algarvians) come out to play. And that means hitting up the beach with a…

#tbt – My friend Anne came to visit us in Portugal!

One of the loveliest benefits of spending time in Portugal was the proximity to some of my fellow Canadian friends. One such friend, Anne, was working in London for the first half of 2015. Before she headed back to Canada, she took a quick jaunt to Alte, where we spent a few days enjoying the…

Road Trip Day 3: Evora & Illness & the Algarve

After waking up in Marvao and spending our morning exploring, we set off to Evora. Of course, Tyler rolled his ankle on those beautiful cobblestone streets the night before, and I woke up feeling the beginning of a fever. Still, we had 2 more stops on our road trip, beginning with the city of Evora,…