Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Portugal!


Hello! So I'm back from the laziest week ever in Portugal (suffering mild post-holiday blues, wah) and wanted to share some photos of our trip. I'd never been to Portugal before but highly recommend it - we stayed in Villamoura, which is a pretty fancy town aimed at golfers & posh people with boats. Craig & I are neither, but we wanted somewhere that was super chilled & quiet, and this ticked all the boxes! 


I found an amazing last minute deal through James Villas & we got a HUGE villa (this one, in fact) with a private pool for £350 for the week (it costs almost £1700 to rent in peak time, ouch!). It was so so so perfect. Super quiet, loads and loads of space, an orange tree in our front garden & our own pool for splashing about in.


We spent most of the week just lounging in the sunshine - it was hitting 30 degrees pretty much every day (I didn't burn though, hooray!), and reading books. I'm a pretty speedy reader so I powered through quite a lot - maybe almost ten books in a week? My favourite was the Chaos Walking books by Patrick Ness - they are aimed at young adults, but are AMAZING. Read them.

Top: Primark
Shorts: New Look
SandalsBirkenstock leopard papillio*
As this was such a lazy holiday I just lived in shorts the whole time. I didn't pack many shoes, just flip flops and my new sandals. I have secretly wanted a pair of Birkenstocks for years, and I can see why people rave about them - they are SO comfy! 


There was a tiny bit of drama one day when poor Craig tripped over a step and almost sliced the bottom of his toe off! I thought he had just cut it a wee bit so headed off to get plasters and got the fright of my life to find him, pale white, standing in a pool of blood! Ahh. After a quick make-shift bandage and slightly stressful trip trying to find a hospital, he was bandaged up by lovely Portuguese doctors (and no stitches needed, phew!).


But apart from that little adventure, all was good and calm. We ate a lot of tasty food (there were amazing restaurants around the marina!), explored a Roman archaeological site (with original mosaic floors intact), watched the sunset on a huge quiet beach & daydreamed about what life would be like if we were rich enough to own a huge yacht.

Aw, it was awesome. I can't believe a week can fly by so quickly! I'm already planning our next big holiday... we've got big plans and it'll be quite exciting. More on this soon!

11 comments :

  1. Great post! Such lovely photos. The place looks amazing, especially that villa :)

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  2. that villa is so lush! what a steal. bet you are gutted to be home now x

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  3. Oh it looks absolutely amazing! I really want some sunshine on a golden beach now.

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  4. That really does look like an amazing trip! I'm a little jealous of your vacation actually :) And you took some gorgeous pictures as well!
    --Halie

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  5. Love the pics - makes me want to reach in and grab an olive!!! Portugal is now officially on the radar for 2013 travels x

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  6. This looks amazing!! The photos make me feel like I'm there :D

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  7. Amazing photos Juliet, looks like such a beautiful place - you got such a good deal too. Poor Craig and his toe!
    Lianne x
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  8. This looks amazing, such gorgeous photos too. Can't believe the price of that villa either amazinggg :P. I'm going to Portugal with my family next year, this has made me super excited can't wait to take my camera and get some pretty pictures :).
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  9. Thanks everyone! I would definitely recommend Portugal (if it's not obvious, ha!). x

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  10. Wow! Wonderful pics..Thanks for sharing..Luxury Cottages

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  11. Also stayed there (unfortunately not as cheap) and really enjoyed the Villa and surroundings. The funny thing is I sliced my toe on the rear patio also! :-) The place does need a slight makeover but a great place non-the-less for relaxing. Great pics too!

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