So I just wanted to write a wee post and share some pictures to tell you about my time in Portugal and why you should give it a visit.
This was the hotel we stayed at called the Natura Algarve Club, it was so quiet at that time of year and one of the days we had entire pool to ourselves which was brilliant. We had a really big room with a massive balcony and the staff were lovely. I really recommend it!
The beach was lovely, this was a small one called Praia da Oura but there was a big one in the old town with sun loungers and umbrellas and stuff to rent which was also lovely.
We did the Albuferia Bar Crawl on the Tuesday night we were there and it was so much fun! We paid 20 Euros and got a free shot in every bar, plus a free cocktail on arrival and free entrance into the nightclub called Heaven (which opened at 3am might I add) which is normally 10Euros! This is how the night started, with a very nice Strawberry Daquiri, I then had a cocktail plus a free shot in every bar and ended up very drunk, danced all night and rolled back to the hotel at 5am. So that was fun, I highly recommend it!
This quirky American Diner was just up from our hotel and I had read good reviews about it so we decided to try it out one night and it was so good. We had lovely fresh big milkshakes and big juicy burgers and the staff were so friendly and chatting away with us and it was quite late when we ate but they didn't mind at all!
This is the Old Town which was lovely and the beach was much nicer there than the one in the new town, much bigger, we did a little bit of shopping here and had lunch and it was sort of cheaper than the Strip but it was full of these wee bugs that kept crawling all over us and making our skin crawl so we only stayed until the early afternoon and then returned to the Strip to finish our shopping. All the shops were very similar though but just varied in their prices.
On the last day I wore this beautiful Curvissa dress I won in a twitter competition, I had never had a chance to wear it before so thought Portugal was the perfect place. I'm going to write a review on it hopefully in my next blog!
All in all, I had a wonderful time and would love to go back some day but I have so many other places I want to explore first! But I highly recommend a visit to the Algarve if you get the chance. Also, I booked with Travelrepublic.co.uk and had absolutely no hassle whatsoever which was awesome as I had heard some bad reviews previously.
Anyway, it's late and I'm tired so I'm going to go chill and then go to bed.
Until next time,