2011 January

Algar Experience Cruise Tour of Algarve Coastline in Portugal

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During the winter Algar Experience was the only cruise running on a cool yet sunny day. The staff are fun and friendly. They offer a 4-hour cruise along with dinner but we chose the shorter cruise. The water in Algarve is crystal clear, just as nice as the Caribbean. In the video you will see many rock formations where the water appears vividly blue.


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Palacete – Renaissance Style Restaurant in Albufeira

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Very renaissance style restaurant just away from the city center adjacent to a Australian restaurant Koala where you can eat kangaroo meat. This place appeared bright and welcoming but was not so much as the waiter had a short temper and an issue with tables. The waiter spoke English fine but he didn’t want us to choose our own table when only one other table was occupied at the restaurant. Further more he moved our chosen table exactly three centimeters away from the adjacent one. It was wobbly, so I pushed it back against the adjacent table. So the waiter didn’t like that and moved it again!

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Hotel Velamar Better than a Hostel for Same Cost

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If you need a luxury hotel away from the busy city center, just 3 km away is Hotel Velamar. This hotel is blocks away from the beach, three restaurants and a bar. The floors are marble tiled and bathrooms have glass standing showers. You can view several channels on the small room TV in Portuguese, German, and English. The lobby has a large projection TV where people usually sit.

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4 star hotel Eva

Hotel Eva in Portugal at Old Town Faro

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Closest hotel to Faro’s bay and old town festivities. This hotel includes a pool, spa, restaurant, and bayside/streetside balconies. Other amenities include LCD TV in rooms, business conference room, and lounge with wet bar. Right across the street you can find a sushi restaurant as well as a friendly dive bar.