Rooftop bar Lisbon

Also we are back home since Saturday and I´m back on the road for three days already, I need to deliver some more impressions. It has been a long holiday, second time in 25 years that I have been away for three weeks, but it is over now and it already feels like it was ages ago … This was the view from our small but very nice rooftop bar at the H10 hotel were we stayed for three nights to celebrate my 50th birthday. A lovely boutique hotel close to the Lisbon center. There are better views from other bars but I like this wide open view.

Sierre de Aralar

Yesterday we left wonderful Porto and went in one go to Lecumberri – 780km … Lecumberri is a small village in the Basque country . If you ever go there, make sure you stay at the Hostal Ayestaran, a very old hotel where Hemmingway used to stay on its way through Navarra. We stayed at the local campsite which was really nice. In the evening we’ve met old friends who took us to Pamplona for some very nice pintxos. We got up quite early in the morning and went up to the San Miguel de Aralar – a very magic place for me. From there you have a fantastic view of the Sierre de Aralar, I’ve been there 3-4 times but never had the right equipment with me – this time, I was prepared 🙂 The vulture is a little extra …

Tram 28 …

Of course we walked the streets of Alfama. But Lisbon is a place full of tourists (you know the difference between a traveller and a tourist?) so I had to find a way to take a photo of the famous tram 28 without the people in it … I think I did quite well … Love this shot. This time – Fuji Xpro2 …

If you are a photographer and want a guide in Lisbon, contact Miguel, he knows all the places – highly recommended!

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Alentejo cliff

Today we left our campsite at Sagres and we’ve tried to find another place at the Algarve. The Algarve is, most of you probably know that, a wonderful coast line in Portugal. Unfortunately it is full of tourists. We found a nice spot for breakfast at the beach but when we reached the next village saying “0,90€ for a pint” on a big sign all over the place, I thought it was better to leave. So we “returned” to the Aljentejo coast which isn´t less beautiful but has a lot less tourists. During our evening walk I dicovered this view from the cliff near our village. It is fascinating to see what the ocean has done to the rocks.

Carrasqueira

Yesterday we drove from Lisbon to Sagres. We`ve tried to find some nice spots at the Alentejo coast but because it was Sunday and everybody went to the beach as well, we were not really sucessful … On the way we stopped at Sado River fishing port in Carrasqueira. The landing stages were installed around 1950 and this is how they look 🙂 Finally we arrived at Sagres were we found a nice spot for our monile home.