To jog your memory about my last blog, as I’m sure you are following along on my journey through Portugal, we were departing Lisbon and heading to Madeira. Early on Sunday morning we departed our Airbnb and headed to the airport, where we boarded our EasyJet flight to Madeira. Funchal Airport, officially Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport, is known as one of the most difficult airports to fly into. Luckily, we didn’t have any issues during our flight and made our way through the airport to where our rental company was picking us up to take us to their lot to receive our car.
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I recently went on a week-long trip to Portugal, where I and two friends flew from Newark, New Jersey, to Lisbon, then Madeira, and then back to continental Portugal where we ended our trip in Porto before heading back to the United States. While all of this traveling took a lot of energy, it was worth all of the memories we were left with … so many memories that you can expect to see plenty of Portuguese content flooding my blog over the next couple of weeks.
Have you ever craved a food you’ve never even tasted before? I’ve been experiencing this phenomenon with pastel de nata ever since I started planning my honeymoon. Is that enough of a hint for which destination we chose for our honeymoon? If you said Portugal … you’re right!
Last week I related the first half of our day's drive from Lisbon to Badajoz, in Spain. After a lengthy stop in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Évora, we jumped back in the car to make our way to our stop for the night. Again choosing to stay off the main roadway, the A6, we traveled along a roughly parallel route which allowed us to get a little closer to some of the historic sites and stunning vistas in this part of Portugal.