My first visit in Portugal @ Faro, Algarve


Most people tend to travel to a big city or the capital of a country when they explore a country for the first time. I do things differently. I prefer to explore a country through its least touristic town. Of course, a specific town cannot describe all the culture of a country but I believe it really gives you the most unexpected surprise. That’s why I went to Málaga or Tarifa for the first visit in Spain instead of Barcelona or Madrid. I did again this October and flew to the southernmost place in Portugal – Faro.  Continue reading

Portugal: A Gleam of Ria Formosa

There were sun, sand and water. I was surrounded by the utmost beauty of nature. I was out there, embracing the nature that Faro has given. On the first day of my stay, I couldn’t help my excitement to see the wonder of Ria Formosa. Thus, I decided to take a boat in the late afternoon to go to Ilha Deserta.

The boat was floating and bringing me slowly to the island. With the guide, I was explained clearly about Ria Formosa and its surroundings. It actually amazed me that this small town Faro could own such a beauty. Like they said – ‘Our economy might be poor but we are rich in nature’. It was just wonderful! The sun shined on the water, making it sparkle. Seagulls screeched, storks chilled out on the land that was still not sunk by the high tide. The sea breeze went through my hair and brought with it was the refreshing smell of nature – bit fishy, bit weedy. And I loved it!


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