Sao Miguel, Azores Portugal – paradise on earth

There is always that one place you want to revisit from your previous travel. I have a list of it and Santorini,Greece has been on the top of this list for a long time now. However after visiting Sao Miguel I now have this on the top of my list and hope with all my…

Hoysala temple trial – my third set of temples, Karnataka India

This post covers three lesser known Hoysala architecture temples in Mandya district of Karnataka, India which I visited a while back. Panchalingeshara temple at Govingdanahalli, Brahammeshvara temple at Kikkeri and Lakshminarayana temple at Hosaholalu. This was my third set of temples following the Hoysala architecture trail in South India. Since I havent written any posts…

Two days at Tavira, South Portugal

Tavira was my last town of stay in South Portugal. As this would be my last few days of beaches I had planned my stay here for 4 days. My first impression of the town as the bus passed through was that here is another beautiful typical Portuguese style town with mostly white buildings with…

Vila Real de Santo Antonio a day trip, Portugal

Vila Real de Santo Antonio is a border town between Portugal and Spain and the southeastern most town of Portugal. The borders of Spain and Portugal are drawn through the river Guadiana. Crossing over to Spain town of Ayamonte is very convenient from here as there are regular ferries taking tourists and locals across the…

Ria Formosa a nature paradise, Algarve Portugal

This was one place which I did had not researched too much as I was working on my itinerary. I just set aside a few days for Faro and Tavira with the intention that when I am there I will figure out what and how to go about exploring this natural park. I had seen…

Albufeira Portugal a short visit

Albufeira is mainly a tourist resort town especially for people who come here for longer stays to enjoy the beautiful beaches in this area. If you want to check into a resort or a bigger hotel and relax at the beach then Albufeira would best suit you. The marina of Albufeira, Portugal The town center…

Loule a quite small town of South Portugal

Loule is another small town in the Algarve region that I decided to visit at the last moment. My first night at Albufeira as I was having my dinner I was trying to figure out if I should stay for another day or just push off to Faro the next day. Thats when I read…

A few days at Lagos Portugal

Heading to the South of Portugal my first stop was Lagos which is about 300kms from Lisbon. Lagos is one of the most visited towns in the south Portugal, the Algarve region. It is well known for its beaches and for the limestone krast like formations along the coastline. The coastline of Lagos Portugal Getting…

Charming town of Silves, South Portugal

I was now in Portugal for more than 2 weeks and so wanted to slow down as I had realised on my earlier long travels that I need to take a few days to just relax to keep me going. To factor this in I had additional days in my itinerary when I was planning…

The raw rugged beauty of Sagres Portugal

The town of Sagres with the closeby Cabo de Sao Vincente makes a great short trip from Lagos which is in the south of Portugal called the Algarve region. Sagres is a very small town in the southwestern tip of Portugal and is around 30kms from Lagos. The town is well connected to Lagos by…