"I just booked your flight. You leave tomorrow morning," said Mum's message.
The news was surprising, to say the least, seeing as a week before then I hadn't even been sure I'd be travelling at all! 😯Nevertheless, I mentally hopped on board the last-minute plans, and started packing for my trip. 🕶🎒🛫
We were going to Portugal for Christmas - one of the European countries that I've been looking forward to visiting for a while now. 😃 🇵🇹 I have to admit, though, that I didn't know much about it before we travelled; and that fact was emphasized more and more during our first few days there...
I arrived at Faro airport in Faro, and we were staying in a small town called Salema. We soon learnt that Salema is one of the more quiet areas in the Algarve region, which I was really happy about - having just completed my most stressful semester at Uni. yet, and being in dire need of some serious 'RnR' in a peaceful setting.😌
I slept in for the first few days; but afterwards, I had to go back to setting my alarm as we had some serious exploring to do.😎
We made a trip down to Salema Beach on Christmas day, but sadly we didn't see much of Salema apart from that. We also spent a bit of time in Albufeira, where we did a bit of shopping in Algarve Shopping Mall, and spent an entire day in Lagos. Apart from visiting Ponta da Piedade - which has been on my bucket list for a while now - we also booked a tuk tuk tour in Lagos with Tukano Tuk Tours, which ended up teaching us so much about not only this historically-rich town, but also about the entire country. In my opinion, the tour was one of the best decisions Mum made on this holiday. 👍😉😊
I carried a Nikon COOLPIX S9900 camera with me this time round, which served me quite well. I was quite impressed with the quality of pictures and videos it took. 👏 As always, I hope you enjoy browsing through the pictures and watching the vlog; and I hope you learn something new about Portugal as you do so! 😉😊
P.S. I'd highly recommend the tuk tuk tour to anyone planning a trip to Lagos in the near future. Here are the tour guide's details:
P.S.S. Excuse the groggy voice and occasional breathlessness in the vlog. Sadly, I had a cold all through the Christmas week.🤧
I find it easier and more effective to write down how I feel rather than to say it.
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