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And so the real work begins!

A lake house

Alfredo had two jobs that he wanted completing before I went on my way to my next Wwoofing place. The first was to clear the trees and invasive vegetation surrounding a pretty wooden cabin by his lake. This would take about 3 or 4 days. The second job was to prune the olive trees in […]


A day at the beach

Laura at Azenha do Mar and Zambujeira do Mar

By the second day of my WWOOFing adventure the weather hadn’t improved, so we went to the beach! It did seem a tad counter intuitive but it was still really good fun :) We went Zambujeira do Mar and Azenha do Mar (‘do Mar’ just means by the sea), which are within the Alentejo Natural […]


My rainy first day as a Wwoofer

A man standing on a hill looking at his house

I’m still alive! I haven’t been sold into the Portuguese slave trade – yet! For the first two or three days it rained here in Portugal so we didn’t have a lot to do. When it stopped raining for a bit, Alfredo, my host, showed us around his land, which is about 37 acres in […]


I made it!

Laura sat on a bench below the Portela Nova sign

I made it! I successfully navigated through the airport, the bus system and the train system and I made it to my destination with no problems! Yippy! Here are some of the photos: This was taken on the platform at Faro train station. The station is quite small and very run down from the outside. […]