Tag Archives: Cascais

Snapshots from the western Algarve

For years we read about travel destinations that appealed to us. The places we ignored were often overrun with tourists. For that reason, the Algarve region of Portugal ended up in our reject pile. How many times had we read … Continue reading

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URBAN art in PORTUGAL

That we were returning to Portugal surprised our friends. Here’s one of many good reasons for us to return: after traveling around the world, we think that no country surpasses Portugal for its street art. Our first visit to Portugal … Continue reading

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A sad departure but look what awaits us

We (seriously) did not want to leave Cascais, Portugal – a charming seaside resort town west of Lisbon.   We saw the days tick off, and knew we’d have to move on, but it was with heavy hearts that we headed … Continue reading

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Stop and stay awhile (or not?)

When we’re charmed by a place on our travels, we have a hard time leaving. It didn’t take long for us to feel that Cascais had become one of those special places for us. So, we were faced with a … Continue reading

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The beach quiets down

We’ve been in Cascais for a month, and every day we walk a short block to the beach to observe the busy life of a beach resort. Cascais has been full to overflowing with tourists from Portugal and all over … Continue reading

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Something we could all use

So many things in life can bring us down. One thing we have found that adds a touch of sheer joy is turning a corner and discovering a grand work of art. Cascais is a beach resort town on the … Continue reading

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Camera exercise – stretch your skills

Sometimes when we are lucky, we visit a place where it seems almost impossible to take a bad photo: dawn in the Florida Keys, the red rocks in Utah’s national parks, the canals in Venice. Most of the time though, … Continue reading

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