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    • Ferragudo v Alvor

      Alvor 12 hours ago

      having stayed in Ferragudo this summer there were certain aspects we enjoyed but found it a tad quiet ans small
      Is Alvor bigger and busier?

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      How to see the island of Sao Jorge in the Azores

      Ilha de São Jorge Yesterday

      I will be flying from Terceira to Sao Jorge and spending two days there (in December.) What is the best way to see the island, especially off the beaten path? (Renting a car is not an option.) I'm also interested in getting a flavor of the way of life through the people, but I don't speak Portuguese. Can one hire a taxi with an English speaking driver for a reasonable amount? Are there some hidden gems that shouldn't be missed? Oh, and is there anywhere that I could see women quilting? I hear this island is known for their colorful quilts.

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      Recommendations for a hotel or in on Sao Jorge island in The Azores?

      Ilha de São Jorge Yesterday

      Can anybody recommend a place to stay on Sao Jorge that is not modern? I want to experience the flavor of the island. A place that isn't too far from a town and with good views and perhaps a restaurant would be good. (I'm headed to The Azores for a week stay in December.)

    • Tavira v Ferragudo v Albufeira

      Tavira Sep 10, 2015 at 1:40 AM

      we stayed in Ferragudo August 2015 and found it charming with some very good quality restaurants

      but found it a little too quiet for our 3 teenage children

      Albufeira the year before but found that too touristy and loud in places
      Hoping that tavira is somewhere in the miiddle
      Any opinions really appreciated

    • Any tips for visiting Porto and exploring the Douro please?

      Porto Sep 14, 2015 at 5:15 AM

      Does anyone have advice for us, a couple, exploring the Porto/Douro area for the first time?

    • buying cider

      Carvoeiro Oct 5, 2015 at 6:28 AM

      can someone tell us if there is a supermarket like aldi or lidl to buy bottles of cider as we were there last month and the cider was very expensive as they didn't sell the 2 litre bottle like they do here thanks

    • connections between Boston to Lisbon( beginning of May 2016)

      Lisbon Sep 29, 2015 at 5:26 PM

      American flies thru Philadelphia. United flies thru Newark
      I have always flown through international airports, and never connected in the states.
      1. Which airport is easier to navigate?
      2. Does my luggage check through, or do I need to retrieve it after the 1st flight and then check it to the 2nd leg?
      3. Is 2 hours enough to connect thru both these airports? or should I aim for 3 hours to be safe?
      4. Any pros/cons to either airport/airlines re: being on time. or whatever.

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      Lisbon 5 to 6 days what are the must sees in and around?

      Lisbon Sep 30, 2015 at 1:07 PM

      We will be arriving mid morning Lisbon mid November and will have 5 1/2 days further to explore.
      Please provide a guide to pack the most in our short stay.

      1) What are must sees in the city itself?
      2) What destinations outside the city are must visits and how long do we require in each?
      3) Do you recommend staying the night at any of these outlying areas?
      4) Any other tips you can offer

      Thank You

    • Buses between Calheta and Funchal

      by Gennypang Online Now Aug 7, 2015 at 2:28 AM

      Are there buses between Calheta and Funchal? Is it easier to stay in Funchal?

      2 Answers Aug 7, 2015 at 9:54 AM
    • walking from Prazeres to Calheta

      by minibonc Online Now Nov 20, 2012 at 7:04 AM


      We are staying in Prazeres for a month from 2nd Jan. We will hire a car for some of the time, and wonder if anyone can give guidance on prices if we hire locally in Calheta?

      For the period that we don't have a car, we intend to do lots of local walking. Does anyone know what walks we can do from Prazeres, and in particular, can we walk down to Calheta and how long a walk is this?

      Where is the best (cheapest priced)supermarket located on the island and where is the cheapest petrol?

      Finally, what is the weather likely to be like in January? We figure it might be a degree or to colder in Prazeres due to the height above sea level. Any ideas on average temps and how much rain we are likely to get?

      Grateful for all info!!

      2 Answers Dec 11, 2012 at 8:21 AM