Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Babymoon to Portugal

In between parental visits and other small side trips and things, Arno and I planned a babymoon - a kindof 'final, pre-baby, just the two of us' trip to Portugal. Of course, the baby was actually very present, making it difficult for me to walk up big hills and stairs in the blistering Portugese sun, but well, you get the idea...

We traveled from the North of the country - Porto - to the South, the more touristy area - the Algarve - over a 10 day period. It's a nice country with some beautiful architecture, azulejos (tiles adorning buildings), food and landscapes (most notably the jagged Algarve coastline). Unfortunately, I did not try any port - yes, I go to the country where Port
originates and I did not try a drop! Sad, eh? Well,
when you're pregnant and with pregnant people,
alcohol is obviously not as much a part of the agenda...plus, I am sure there will be a next time, since I didn't get to explore Lisbon and the port/wine producing region enough.

Anyhow, all in all, it was a lovely trip. So, now, enjoy the photos (by clicking here), particularly all of the rock formation ones! The camera doesn't do them justice, which is naturally the reason to only take more! :)

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