Castelo de Silves

When it was a bit chilly, Kevin and I drove east to see the Palace of Estoi. A few weeks later, on one of the first truly warm days this year, Kevin and I drove west to see the Castle of Silves. The Castle of Silves is stunning. I'd seen it many times, lit up…

Lunch at Palacio do Estoi

Sometimes being in Portugal with Kevin feels like being on a non-stop field trip. That is to say, he's always cooking up new ideas and trips and adventures to keep me entertained. Back in February, Kevin planned a whole-day outing for us to see the Palacio do Estoi (aka the Palace of Estoi). Our drive…

The market in Loule and the Festa Chocolat!

Both of Kevin's grandmothers live in the Algarve, and that means double the fun for us. And the Portuguese are a people who love festivals, which means even more fun for all of us. Avo Maria lives in a mid-sized city called Loule. It's hundreds of years old, and it has a strong Moorish history.…

Welcome to Portugal, where you can’t do things quickly, even if you try.

At the beginning of 2015, I had 2 goals for this blog: 1. Continue to write regularly 2. Write more about my feelings and experiences, as opposed to a steady stream of I-went-here stories (though I do plan to continue those as well!) June is around the corner and I've published so few posts that…