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Re: Portugal

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:14 pm
by TittiesNBeer
The restaurant we went to was called Miroma. The food was delicious. The sausages and other meat just melt in your mouth.

We also went swimming in the sulfur pool which was relaxing and very warm. But the water is brown from the sulfur.

We walked around where they cook the food in the ground and the other caldeiras too.

Tomorrow we are going to the soccer game.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:54 pm
by TittiesNBeer
We went to Vila Franca to this place my uncle knows for wings before the game. Made with piri piri and lemon. They were delicious.

After the game we went back to ponta delgada for grilled lapas

Also I'm very drunk right now

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:57 pm
by Dog
Are you shirtless?

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:08 pm
by TittiesNBeer
Still wearing a shirt

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:51 pm
by Dog
You're getting old, beaker!

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:46 pm
by TittiesNBeer
We went to Ferreira today. That was nice. The natural pool odf the ocean filled with water heated by the volcano. It was nice.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:47 pm
by Dog
We're you shirtless?

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:55 pm
by TittiesNBeer
Yes today I was shirtless for the swimming portion

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:13 pm
by Dog
Stud.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:22 pm
by TittiesNBeer
You know it

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:56 am
by TittiesNBeer
Got a real estate agent coming to list my grandparents house today. This is tough

Re: Portugal

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:31 pm
by TittiesNBeer
Went to the view of lagoa fogo today. That was fantastic too.

Also went for some nice octopus.

And ribeira grand and capelas

Re: Portugal

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:54 am
by TittiesNBeer
Went to Villa Franca and took the boat to the island for swimming in the cove

Re: Portugal

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:14 am
by Dog
I didn't do that -the island thing. Something about tides, I forget. Worth it?

Re: Portugal

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:36 am
by TittiesNBeer
Yeah definitely. If you don't mind the cold Atlantic water... Its a very scenic spot. Good snorkling in there too lots of colorful fish

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:31 pm
by TittiesNBeer
Home

P.S. The fuckers owe me 600 euros

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:33 pm
by MP
We got our cash a couple weeks ago.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:52 pm
by TittiesNBeer
Yeah looked into it further. I was on a european airline (SATA), heading to a european destination. By the same law they owe 600. We should be getting the cash soon.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:03 pm
by Dog
I somehow doubt that a porto airline will be getting you the cash "soon".

Re: Portugal

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:04 pm
by Artie
so like who wants to put an itinerary together for me

roughly 2 weeks

Definitely want to do Lisbon and Porto

so where do we start, where do we go

Re: Portugal

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:17 pm
by Dog
I’d say start in Lisbon and make your way up to Porto.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:34 pm
by Boring Choice #2
I'd go to Spain and not bother with Portugal at all. Or somewhere else that is nice.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:57 pm
by PredsFan77
Wat about like 5-6 days

Re: Portugal

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:03 pm
by MP
Lisbon and Porto are great, and I much preferred them to Seville.

Are you renting a car or training RT?

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:11 am
by Craig
If you fly with Portugal's shit national airline, you could do an extended layover in the Azores, which would probably be worth it for a couple of days.

Their planes are shit though. Like three 13 inch TVs hanging from the ceiling for entertainment shit.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 am
by PredsFan77

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:55 am
by PredsFan77
id probably fly into madrid and connect to porto or lisbon. how many days you need for each place? any other place worth going to?

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:50 pm
by Dog
Craig wrote:If you fly with Portugal's shit national airline, you could do an extended layover in the Azores, which would probably be worth it for a couple of days.

Their planes are shit though. Like three 13 inch TVs hanging from the ceiling for entertainment shit.


SATA? That’s the Azorian airline. And yes, old shit planes. But I mean, it’s an Azorian airline.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:51 pm
by Dog
It’s like Air Transat-ish, probably shittier.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:16 pm
by Artie
Boring Choice #2 wrote:I'd go to Spain and not bother with Portugal at all. Or somewhere else that is nice.



I've come to the conclusion that I hate the Spaniards, but can tolerate the Portos after putting up with them here for many years

So maybe a visit to Seville, but we did a week in Spain 2 years ago and it was the longest month of my life

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:20 pm
by Dog
Artie wrote:
Boring Choice #2 wrote:I'd go to Spain and not bother with Portugal at all. Or somewhere else that is nice.



I've come to the conclusion that I hate the Spaniards, but can tolerate the Portos after putting up with them here for many years

So maybe a visit to Seville, but we did a week in Spain 2 years ago and it was the longest month of my life


You hate spaniards because you went to Toremolinos, artie! I tried to warn you!

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:22 pm
by Dog
I found Sevilla to be beautiful, with warm folks and good restaurants. Madrid’s the tits too. Barcelona is just overrun by tourists, not fun anymore.

I’d think you’ll like Lisbon. I’ve only been once and it was in 1998! Still, small, cozy Euro capital. Very cool old town, nice hole in the wall restaurants. I really liked.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:56 pm
by MP
My trip was 4 days Lisbon, 2 days south coast, 3 days Seville (with day trip to Gibraltar), 3 days Porto, then back to Lisbon (which turned into 2 nights when the plane was cancelled).

Lisbon is easily a 4 day city, Porto is probably 3, maybe 4 if you're into going to multiple port wine places. We went to Taylor's which we really enjoyed. One regret was not tacking on a couple days for the Douro valley, especially once we became interested in the port wine and history. We did a one day river cruise which was nice, but some of the overnight packages were intriguing, but we didn't have the time.

The south coast is pretty nice too with nice beaches. Very laid back, I'd suggest sticking to the more western side though which is more nature reservist and less developed. We stayed near Salema.

Other then that, Coimbra was a nice spot for lunch between Lisbon and Porto. Nice old town on a hill near the university (and just north of the area of last year's forest fire). Lagos is an old beach town with some twisty streets, but has a party scene with the younger crowds/backpackers, similar but lesser Mykonos, not really our thing anymore.

The driving was easy, except in downtown Porto. Rented a car from the Lisbon airport.

To do it again, I'd probably fly into Lisbon and out of Porto, to save to return trip an more time in Douro. A bit pricey especially with the rental car drop off, but probably worth it.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:15 pm
by PredsFan77
lisbon is 4 days?!?! how many days is paris then?

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:47 pm
by MP
PredsFan77 wrote:lisbon is 4 days?!?! how many days is paris then?

Unlimited?

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:48 pm
by Craig
I ran out of stuff I wanted to do in Paris after 13 days.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:45 pm
by Artie
so Lisbon and Porto are for sures

now, do we do the Algarves or Sao Miguel

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:23 pm
by TittiesNBeer
Artie wrote:so Lisbon and Porto are for sures

now, do we do the Algarves or Sao Miguel


Sao Miguel is nicer and less tourists (but still a lot of tourists).

You'd have to fly there though, where the Algarve you wouldn't.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:28 pm
by Artie
TittiesNBeer wrote:
Artie wrote:so Lisbon and Porto are for sures

now, do we do the Algarves or Sao Miguel


Sao Miguel is nicer and less tourists (but still a lot of tourists).

You'd have to fly there though, where the Algarve you wouldn't.



would you do it before Porto or after Porto?
assuming we start in Lisbon

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:44 pm
by Dog
Sao Miguel has much more beautiful nature sights. Algarve is beaches/golf. Depends what you want.

As for flights, look at different configurations. If you can do something linear (like mtl-sao miguel-porto and fly back from lisbon) for similar price as other less linear configurations, do that!

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:33 pm
by Artie
not a beach person, so Sao Miguel sounds more interesting

ok, thanks

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:57 pm
by TittiesNBeer
agree with dog, do what flight configurations work in terms of order.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:59 pm
by TittiesNBeer
There are also plenty of places to swim in Sao Miguel, but you wouldn't get the long, lush sand beaches.... more rocky. But the swimming is good. and the options are Cold atlantic ocean water, or natural warm water heated by volcanic activity. there are a number of options on the island for both.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:21 pm
by Artie
so looks like we are doing

Mtl to Lisbon
Lisbon to Sao Miguel
Sao Miguel to Porto
Porto to MTL

is it worth taking the ferry to Sao Miguel or just fly?

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:31 pm
by Dog
Ferry from Lisbon to Sao Miguel? That must be quite a long trip, the island is way out into the ocean (some 1/3 of the way to north america). I’d fly, but never really looked at feries -may be doable.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:43 pm
by Artie
Dog wrote:Ferry from Lisbon to Sao Miguel? That must be quite a long trip, the island is way out into the ocean (some 1/3 of the way to north america). I’d fly, but never really looked at feries -may be doable.



maybe we'll fly then

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:44 pm
by Dog
Probably better.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:17 pm
by Craig
I'd really hit it on the way there or the way back. Seems like a long flight to do twice in the middle of a trip.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:43 pm
by Dog
Craig wrote:I'd really hit it on the way there or the way back. Seems like a long flight to do twice in the middle of a trip.


Even more so if he decides to swim it.

Re: Portugal

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:53 pm
by Artie
so any comments on SATA airlines

they have flights from toronto to Sao Miguel and then from Lisbon to Toronto