Gardens, Poets, and Ruins

20 thoughts on “Gardens, Poets, and Ruins”

  1. That was so cool! I wanna see that light show. Just awesome. And loved poets park. The tributes to the poets were so romantic. In fact, that seems like the word for Portugal: romantic.

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    1. That’s a great observation, Claire. It is terribly romantic! Hopefully, when you and Adam come visit (assuming you are here sometime between August and October) we can take you to see the light show. It was really wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Matt! I have to admit, I kind of stumbled on to the formatting thing, but loved it and went with it. I’m having fun with this and am learning as I go. Glad you liked it. (Miss you.)

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  2. I would love to see the light show in the church! And your mention of your upcoming trip to algarve region brings back memories. When I was in my 20’s, I went to Spain with my cousin and we drove to Lagos. It was beautiful with cliffs overlooking the ocean and tiny beaches in coves below.

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    1. Perhaps when this awful virus is finally under control and the travel ban is lifted next year, you can come back and revisit that stretch of coastline. I’ve seen videos and pictures of it and it’s gorgeous. We’re definitely going to explore when we’re down there this time, but will need to return again and again to see it all. I hope you continue to stay safe and healthy, Ann.

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    1. What an awesome idea. There are so many exquisite places to get married here (from large to small gatherings). And the honeymoon afterwards would be amazing. Let me know if you’d like me to do some research for you. Happy to help out. Hope you’re feeling better!! Love to you and Steve. ❤️😷

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    1. Thanks, Jorge! At this moment, we are just sitting down for lunch at a local restaurant in Ohlao. The only thing on the menu is literally “a mix of grilled fish.” Oh, and tomato salad, potatoes, bread and olives. Does it get any more authentic than that? Love it. Take care.

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  3. Hi Beth and Won
    Thanks for sharing your visit to “jardim tropical” and “parque dos poetas”.
    Also, very nice pictures from “igreja do Chiado” 🙂
    We just arrive from a 8 days trip in Olhão:-))
    For sure you’ll enjoy this little fisherman town. If you have the time visit the fish and fruits market walk trough the center of the town and appreciate the doors and have a boat trip to Ilha do Farol/Culatra
    In Tavira is also very nice and charming
    Enjoy 🤗

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    1. We must have just missed you! We arrived here in Ohlao yesterday afternoon and will leave tomorrow for Tavira. We are truly enjoying our time here. We had dinner at Farol last night and lunch at Vai e Volta. GREAT seafood! We have explored the old town and the marina in both Ohlao and Faro today. Before we leave Ohlao tomorrow, we are taking a 3-hour boat tour to see Farol Island, Culatra Island, and the Ria Formosa where we will also have a chance to bird watch. We are very excited. I hope you enjoyed your vacation! Take care.

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  4. Fabulous pictures. Such a beautiful country with never-ending explorations. The light show looked wonderful and I loved the poet’s park. I agree with Claire and you…so romantic. It would be great if Steve and Kristine get married there. XO

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne! So glad you enjoyed it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed about Steve and Kristine’s choice of location…. We’re currently in the south of the country and plan to hop into Spain today because we’re only 30 mins away! Miss you. Please stay safe. Hugs!

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