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Our Trip to Costa Nova

The colourful houses in Costa Nova

Last week we made an overnight trip in Wendy, our motorhome, to the seaside town of Costa Nova. We’ve been working for 3 weeks straight on improving my home in Portugal so it was time to take a little break. Before we arrived in Costa Nova we stopped off in Aveiro, which is known as the […]

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Meet ‘Wendy’ the motorhome!

Wendy the motorhome

It has finally happened: my folks have become hippies! A few months ago when my parents were returning back to England for the winter they made the decision to purchase a motorhome from two of our very good friends. They were finding that the Santander-Portsmouth ferry crossing was getting harder for the dogs to manage […]

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Goodbye England, hello Portugal!

Looking out of the plane window on an easyJet plane

At 7am this morning I was on an Easyjet flight out of Gatwick heading towards Porto. I left behind a beautiful morning in England and stepped off the plane into torrential rain and thunder. This is a trip that I have made around this time for the past few years and this must be the […]

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Flying high in the Sky Garden

Laura, Jon and Alex at the Sky Gardens

Last week we went to the Sky Garden in Coimbra, Central Portugal. We spent about 3 hours climbing trees and flying around on zip lines before having a little wander around the University city of Coimbra. We’ve been there a few times now, so here is a mix of photos of our trip to the […]

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My Amazing WWOOFing Trip to the Açores (Part 2)

Laura posing with the highest peak on the island of Sao Miguel behind her

This article continues on from My Amazing WWOOFing Trip to the Açores (Part 1). Did I mention that I did a hell of a lot of walking? Weather dependent, I must’ve walked near enough 15km a day. I was lucky that the place I was staying was a stone’s throw away from one of the most famous landmarks […]

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Trip to the Açores (Part 1)

The coastline on the island of Sao Miguel

About two weeks ago I returned back to England following my two-week trip to the subtopical Açores archipelago. I stayed on the largest of the nine islands, São Miguel, which is only 62km in length and 16km wide. The islands are part of Portugal but they are roughly 1, 360km (850 miles) off its coast in the middle […]

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