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Advice for American family going to the Algarve in August?

Mr. TEA, preschooler TEA, and I are going from our home in the U.S. to the Algarve next month to visit family for a few weeks. This will be the first trip out of the U.S. for our preschooler, and the first trip back in a long while for us adults. What advice can you give us about how to help our preschooler prepare for the trip? About what to do as a family while we're there? About traveling with kids in the Algarve?
posted by TEA on Jul 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Where should we go in Portugal in July, other than Lisbon?

I'm going to a conference in Lisbon in mid-July, but my partner and I are flying to Portugal 5 days early to check it out. We've never been before, and we'd like to explore somewhere other than Lisbon during that time--2 other towns at most. Which should we choose? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jun 13, 2014 - 10 answers

Help me plan a Fall'14 trip to Spain and/or Portugal?

Which cities are a must? [more inside]
posted by BitterYouth on Jan 5, 2014 - 14 answers

New Year's Trip to North Africa, Middle East, Southern Europe?

My extended family is trying to put together a trip to someplace interesting, warm and beach-y, to occur around New Year's. For a variety of complicated reasons related to where people will be traveling from, the Middle East, North Africa and far southern Europe are the most feasible destinations. Where should we consider going? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Sep 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Portuguese cemetery wall vaults?

I was recently in a small village cemetery in Portugal. In the cemetery there was a wall with coffins interred on shelves, with a modern lockable double glazed door over each vault so that you could look in at the contents. [more inside]
posted by mani on Sep 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Possible 20 hour layover in Porto, Portugal... worth it?

We're headed to Brussels in March, and we're looking at flight prices. We know it's a bit early, but we're trying to spot any deals and grab them. We saw a flight to Brussels with a layover in Porto, Portugal, and the one on way home is 20+ hours (landing around 4pm and taking off at 11:30am the next day). Could we get a good stay in Porto, Portugal out of those 20 hours? What's there to do? Will we get by without knowing the language? [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Sep 5, 2013 - 13 answers

Recommendations for the Douro Valley

We have ten days to explore the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, seeking any recommendations for good places to visit, stay, eat. [more inside]
posted by biffa on Aug 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Our Relaxing Portuguese Vacation

My SO and I are in the pre-preliminary stages of vacation planning for a relaxing fall trip to Portugal. Recommendations wanted! :) [more inside]
posted by ohmy on Jul 22, 2013 - 9 answers

House/flat rentals in Lagos, Portugal?

A friend is interested in renting a house or flat for a couple of weeks in late July or August in Lagos, Portugal. Recommendations for reputable agencies to go through/web listings/anything else that might help them find a nice place?
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Jun 27, 2013 - 1 answer

Suggestions for haunted/quirky/mystical/woo-woo/mythic places in Spain?

Tell me about the weirdest, most magical, fantastical places in Spain. Places that have ghostly apparitions, spirit-sightings, woo-woo lines of crystal power or tombs of mad saints. Spooky forests, castles, places hippies flock to. Places where the guide books start the descriptions with "legend has it..." Fairy tale towns. Roman ruins. You get the idea. Places in Portugal welcomed as well. (Going for two weeks at the end of May. Delicious food & scenery is great, but I'm really looking to spark my imagination.)
posted by apostrophe on Apr 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Can I travel from Canada to USA on a Portuguese passport?

I'm a dual Portuguese - Canadian citizen, living and working in Canada. Can I travel to the USA for a business trip on a Portuguese passport? [more inside]
posted by MiG on Feb 20, 2013 - 14 answers

Rootsy, Brazilian music in an Brazilian Expat bar in Lisbon, Portugal. What kind of music were they playing?

I was in Lisbon a few months ago and found 2 Brazilian “ex-pat” type bars with INCREDIBLE live music. I want to know what type it was. I believe it was in Barrio Alto, the big street for nightlife, but these bars really didn’t seem very touristy. I think I stumbled onto some kind of subculture. [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Aug 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Can I drive in Portugal as a 2-year UK resident with a California Driver's License?

I'm an American with a current California driver's license. I've been living in the UK for over a year, so I can't drive here without getting a UK license. I'm going to Portugal next month. Can I legally drive there? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Portugal VS Spain — best place to watch

Tugafi: where in South London should i go to watch the Portugal/Spain game tomorrow? I'd like to watch in a Portuguese place, not a Spanish one. There are 30,000 Portuguese in South London, I think mainly around Vauxhall, Brixton, Stockwell. I know there are a bunch of restaurants on South Lambeth Road, but not sure how good they'll be for the football. We'll hopefully be between 5 and 10 people. Suggestions?
posted by omnigut on Jun 26, 2012 - 5 answers

best drive to southern portugal?

Looking for suggestions on must sees as we drive from Lisbon, Portugal to Sagres, Portugal next week. We aren't committed to either the highway further inland or the coastline. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by kathrock on Jun 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Non-fiction books about decolonization from the resident colonizer perspective?

Non-fiction books about decolonization from the resident colonizer perspective? [more inside]
posted by BestiaDeAmor on Feb 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Spirit of Place: books about Lisbon, Portugal or New York City

My parents will be traveling to Lisbon, Portugal in the coming months and would like suggestions for books to read before their trip. We were talking about this and were trying to come up for the equivalent set of books for someone visiting New York as well. What should they read? [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Jan 22, 2012 - 9 answers

What must we see in south Portugal or Spain?

Honeymooning! What must we see in southern Portugal or Spain? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Dec 13, 2011 - 16 answers

Inexpensive Family Travel in Europe June 2012

How can my family and I (including 3 children) travel to Europe for at a reasonable cost next summer? We are open to flying into pretty much anywhere in Europe, as I think we can travel within Europe pretty cheaply once we get there-it's the cost of getting there from the West Coast of the US that has me worried. Of course, there is [more inside]
posted by purenitrous on Nov 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Seeking out new music

Looking to expand my knowledge of artists/bands from a couple of non-Anglo markets. [more inside]
posted by 1901gunner on Oct 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Stressful Day Holiday Daydream

Thinking about a break in the springtime, somewhere in Europe, somewhere cheap with stuff to do. Is this an impossible dream? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Portugal by cycle

Trying to plan a June bicycling trip in Portugal that either ends or begins in Coimbra. Does anyone have any experience cycling in Portugal? What are the good books? Any tips? My google-fu has failed me, and I can only seem to find places which want to take me on guided bike tours. [more inside]
posted by pmb on Apr 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Lisbon nights

Heading to Lisbon next month for a few days, hoping for some hotel suggestions. [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Mar 22, 2011 - 8 answers

closed my eyes and put my finger on the map

just another European travel filter: I just spontaneously bought a round-trip flight to Madrid and have 3 weeks to burn. Any ideas for itinerary? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Mar 3, 2011 - 15 answers

I will be getting more chicken piri-piri.

What to do in Portugal (with my grandparents)? [more inside]
posted by hepta on Jan 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Where to stay in the Algarve?

Did you love somewhere in the Algarve? 2 nights to spend there and looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Nov 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Portuguese food question

Can anyone recommend any good restaurants in Lisbon which specialise in either (i) Brazilian cuisine (particularly meat heavy dishes) or (ii) Barraida style suckling piglet?
posted by biffa on Jun 23, 2010 - 1 answer

Lisbon sights and activities?

So I find myself unexpectedly in Lisbon for at least a day, and very likely for longer (thanks volcano!). What should I not miss while here?
posted by goo on Apr 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Podcasts in European Portuguese?

Recommendations for podcasts/other media in European Portuguese? [more inside]
posted by Kosh on Jan 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Whirlwind Portugal!

Help me plan the perfect last-minute trip to Portugal! [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Sep 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Trip to Spain/Portugal

I'm planning a trip to Portugal/Spain for late July/early August. Could use some tips/suggestions on locations/travel, etc... [more inside]
posted by arm426 on Jun 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Portugal Summer Travel tips please

Wife, 4 yr old and self want to explore Portugal for 8-10 days in mid July. Would appreciate your recommendations for eats, drinks, beaches, places to stay and mode of transport. Our budget is in the range of U$200 - $250 per day. One attractive option is to hire a camper van, though that would chew most of our daily budget. Thanks!
posted by lapsang on Apr 21, 2009 - 7 answers

Hotels in Lisbon

We're two people looking for the quirky, the hidden, the unknown, the comfy and the welcoming hotels in Lisbon, Portugal... What does The Hive know about places to stay in this wonderful city? [more inside]
posted by meso on Mar 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Screw Chevy Chase

I'm looking for underrated, obscure European vacation stops. [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Oct 1, 2008 - 33 answers

Why did Malcolm X frequently use Portugal as a specific example of a Racist Society?

Why did Malcolm X single out Portugal as an example of a particularly racist society in several speeches? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Aug 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Where to buy good cigars in Lisbon?

Where can one buy good cigars in Lisbon? [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on Jun 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Am I eligible to apply for Portugal citizenship?

I was surprised to learn that some EU countries will allow applications for citizenship based on decent for grandchildren and sometimes great-grandchildren of citizens. I'm having trouble tracking down whether this is the case in Portugal (and whether I would be eligible). Can anyone point me in the right direction?
posted by the jam on Jun 9, 2008 - 9 answers

3 Days in August: Spanish or Portuguese?

The last weekend in August: Madrid or Lisbon? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on May 9, 2008 - 15 answers

Best rates / strategies for calling a mobile in Portugal from the US

Best rates / strategies for calling a mobile in Portugal from the US [more inside]
posted by pandaharma on Feb 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Do I have to all the way to Portugal for this??

Where in Los Angeles can I go to get black henna done on my hands? [more inside]
posted by librarylis on Feb 17, 2008 - 2 answers

An American in Lisboa

I'm moving from the US to Lisbon in about a week to begin a long-term job. I'm planning to learn Portuguese, but so far I know very little. Any recommendations on good English-language resources (preferably online) for both beginning and living life there? [more inside]
posted by pjenks on Jan 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Porto to Lisbon

I´m in (O)Porto, Portugal currently and will have five days to pootle down to Lisbon next week, can anyone make any recommendations as to what we should see? [more inside]
posted by biffa on Sep 12, 2007 - 7 answers

It's a holiday in Lisboa!

We're leaving for a week's vacation in Portugal on Thursday. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Jun 18, 2007 - 9 answers

Chilling on the Portuguese coast

What are some nice small-to-medium cities on the Portuguese coast to spend a week or two? And how can I find places (apartments/homes) to rent there from the US?
posted by gottabefunky on May 7, 2007 - 12 answers

A golden op-port-unity?

Can I survive (or perhaps thrive?) on €950/month in Portugal? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 20, 2006 - 5 answers

Someone activate the migs-signal!

Chance to be assigned to flag duty in Lisbon, Portugal... [more inside]
posted by tetsuo on Dec 13, 2005 - 12 answers

What to do in Oporto?

So I'm kind of stuck in Oporto, Portugal for the weekend and need some fun and exciting things to see/do. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by lazywhinerkid on Apr 29, 2005 - 3 answers

venturing out from Madrid

I am meeting some friends in Madrid on Mar 30th, but have a few days before that and I thinking of flying out early. The friends and I are headed to Ronda, so before that journey, I want to try something else. I am leaning toward Portugal. . . (more) [more inside]
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat on Feb 21, 2005 - 11 answers

Portuguese poem that refers to the Algarve as a "rusted scimitar"?

CardosaFilter. I'm looking for a specific modern portugese poem which refers to the Algarve as a "rusted Scimitar" (Algarve possibly being Portugese for Scimitar). English translations of this poem do exist (I've seen them), but *any* information would be excellent. I think the poem talks about the destruction of Portugal by tourism. [more inside]
posted by seanyboy on Aug 18, 2004 - 1 answer

Is "Vitor Cunha" really a Portuguese musician or is it Mark Knopfler in disguise?

Calling all internet detectives, music fans and residents of Portugal. Is "Vitor Cunha" really a portuguese musician? [much more inside...] [more inside]
posted by tdismukes on Apr 12, 2004 - 10 answers

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