Note from Julie: This blog post was the first in My Personal A to Z of Portugal series, which I started in 2012 as a way of reflecting on life in Portugal. Look downhill from my balcony and you’ll see a U-bend of the River Alva flowing past our house beforeRead More →

Beach, Albufeira, Algarve Portugal

I can’t remember the last time I went anywhere as touristy as Albufeira and it came as a bit of a shock to the system. I haven’t seen that many pink shiny people in one place since one August bank holiday weekend in Rhyl (but that’s another story). In August,Read More →