Rachel on the Road: Portugal Edition Part 3

For the first half of our time in Albufeira, we hadn’t really done much exploration. We aimed to fix that by taking a wonder down through the marina and into the old town. The walk was lovely and the views were stunning.

The buildings in the marina are all painted a variety of bright pastel colours, giving the whole landscape a distinctly Balamory feel.

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Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3

After our walk into the Old Town and having a charming lunch in a little cafe over looking the ocean we decided to jump on a catamaran for a three hour trip into the coastal caves.

Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3

Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3 Rachel Tries Life: Portugal Edition Part 3

For all the tourism that has stamped out the traditional Portuguese culture in Albufeira, I still have to admit it is beautiful.

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This is one of my favourite holiday snaps because Josh is such a poser but he looks like such a dork in this hat – love you Joshy!

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As we turned back towards the marina we made a pit stop to give passengers the opportunity to swim in the middle of the ocean and of course we leapt at the chance.

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Jonny Bomb

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That evening, back at the villa, whilst it was someone else’s turn to cook, I put my feet up and put my head in my book.

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The next day we ventured to another beach, can’t blame us for making the most of the many many stunning little spots within walking distance of our accommodation.

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On our last night it was Row and Ida’s turn to host and they had a plan up their sleeve. They not only cooked us delicious salmon but they set up a little candlelight haven on the roof. So we all put on our funky, comfy trousers and we settled in for an evening of card games and mojitos. A fitting end to an amazing holiday.

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