Sunday 7 June 2015

A week in Algarve

Totally forgot to finish off my holiday post. So where did I leave off? Oh yes we were on our way to Algarve. The journey seemed super long at first but before we knew it, we had reached Albufeira and checked into our gorgeous villa we were going to be staying in.

I was up early the next morning, starving of course, so we headed to the local supermarket called 'Pingo Doce' and came back with a trolleyful of supplies including breakfast. The rest of the day was spent relaxing in the villa including an afternoon swim and later that evening we headed down to the beach which was only a few minutes walk from where we were staying. 

Starting the day off with a filling breakfast and enjoying it on the balcony with the perfect view was definitely one of my highlights of our trip. 

The next couple of days we drove around Algarve visiting the small villages and their amazing beaches and eating delicious food from different cuisines. My favourite place was Praia de Arrifes in Albufeira which was a beautiful coastal area, waves smashing on the rocks, wind blowing through your hair and the familiar smell of fish wafting in the air. We stopped to have a dinner of freshly caught bream, bass, sole and prawns at the nearby restaurant that overlooked this breathtaking view. 

The last day of our stay had arrived and obviously everyone was feeling rather glum but determined to make the most of our last day. I went out shopping since I hadn't bought anything for myself yet and just spent the day eating good food, a final trip down to the beach and ended the day with a movie and snacks at the villa. Then it was time to pack away all our belongings ready for the journey back home the next morning. 

Hope you've enjoyed the holiday posts and its made you want to visit Portugal if you haven't already.

Habeebah xxx

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