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    • Alvor Portugal in December

      Alvor Nov 12, 2015 at 6:23 AM

      Hi heading for a week in Alvor in early December. I'm not expecting great weather but thats ok. I would like some nice meals and drinks and wondered whats open that time? thanks


    • Summer season jobs for brit couple

      Portugal Nov 17, 2015 at 7:26 AM


      My boyfriend and I are thinking of moving to Portugal this summer for seasonal work. Where would be the bets place to find work, neither of us speak portuguese but have a lot of experience in hospitality and chefing. also are there any jobs that provide accommodation ?
      Look forward to getting some advice and news thank you xx

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      Which district should we book our hotel for our holiday?

      Lisbon Nov 5, 2015 at 2:47 PM

      Please provide the area/suburb/district that we should book our hotel when staying in (1) Lisbon & (2) Sintra, taking into account the proximity of transport, sites etc

      Any other other tips when choosing the location of a hotel will be appreciated.

    • Should I hire a car in November?

      Madeira Island Nov 5, 2015 at 3:18 AM

      I am visiting for a week at the end of November, should I hire a car for the week? I can't find any recent advice, many years ago it was suggested that if the weather is wet don't drive! If the buses are frequent and reliable should I rely on them...........?

    • Can you tell me a bus from Quarteira to Evora?

      Évora Nov 22, 2015 at 3:18 AM

      Can you tell me a bus from Quarteira to Evora?

    • Albufeira in March

      Albufeira Nov 9, 2015 at 7:51 AM

      I am planning a trip to Albufeira in March......I am staying for a month.....I want to find an apt in an area where I won't need a car hire...where I can walk to find my needs for a self catering March a busy time in this there a noise factor...I read that there is an active night.ife on the 'strip'...
      Any tips welcome.

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      Albufeira old town flooded?

      Portugal Nov 3, 2015 at 3:02 AM

      This is for information. Search internet for Albufeira flood 1st November 2015 for more.

      On the afternoon of Sunday 1st November the lower part of old town area of Albufeira was hit by a flash flood following hours of torrential rain. Two metres of mud, stone and water entered the lowest part of town with great force. Considerable damage was caused. It will be some time before anything like normality is restored.

      Thee pictures I took on Monday morning 2nd November -

      It is only this part of town that is affected.

    • Weather in Nov and Credit Cards

      Lisbon Nov 2, 2015 at 9:15 PM

      1. Do we really need heavy winter clothes?
      2. Is Credit cards expected in Taxi's and local restaurants?

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      Which area?

      Lisbon Nov 2, 2015 at 2:19 AM

      Which area is the best if we want shopping and restaurants close by?

    • itinerary 14 days

      Portugal Nov 23, 2015 at 7:05 PM

      Is my plan ok or too rush?
      Lisbon , 4 n , days trip to Sintra, Cascai
      Drive from Lisbon to Lagos , visit Lagos , Salema , Sagres on the same day , sleep in Lagos 1n
      Next day , drive to Tavira , visit Tavira , then drive to Evora , visit Evora , sleep in Evora , 1n
      Next day , continue visit Evora , drive to Tomar , visit Tomar , then drive to Nazare
      Sleep in Nazare 2n , visit Alcobacam Batalha , Fatima , Obidos , enought or too rush ?
      Drive to Coimbra , visit Coimbra , sleep 1 n
      Drive to Douro Valley , sleep 2n
      Drive to Porto , sleep 3 n , days trips to Guimaraez and Aveiro
      In Resume , if i want to visit all the places above , what is the logical itinerary and i can add 3 more days if absolutely necessary to make it 17 days instead of 14 days
      In Lisbon , out Porto and i m thingking the last 2 weeks of May into the first week of June
      Thanks very much


    • Transponders & Toll Roads

      Portugal Oct 29, 2015 at 6:17 AM

      We will be hiring a car via Enterprise at Faro Airport and plan to use the toll roads frequently i.e. visiting Lisbon & Seville etc. Having checked out the official website I am left slightly confused as to how the system exactly works. Do I have to pre-pay the rental company in advance with a guess of how much tolls I am liable to use or can I settle the tolls I have used at a later date once the exact amount is known and charged to the rental company. The rental company will already have my credit card details on file - this happened with tolls in the USA. Hoping that someone who has first hand knowledge can answer this question please

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      Suggested ratio of days to spend in Lisbon, Madrid & Barcelona

      Lisbon Nov 3, 2015 at 10:15 AM

      We are planning a trip in November. The total duration will be approx 10, 14 or 16 days depending on availability of return flights. We will be flying from Lisbon to Madrid. Travel between Madrid & Barcelona unknown at this stage. We depart Barcelona.

      Please suggest:
      1) How long we should spend in each city and surrounds & why (ratio or exact # days)?

      Given the number of days in each city:
      1) how many days should be spent in the actual cities themselves?

      2) how many days should be allocated to day trips out the city ?

      - provide order of (out-of-city) places/destinations that can be visited in one day & how much time should be allocated for each
      - provide service provider / carrier type that will get us from point A, to B to point C etc

      3) how many nights (if any) should be allocated to out of city visits?
      - Please provide names places/towns

      Any other tips & helpful suggestions will be appreciated

      Thank You

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      How many days?

      Lisbon Nov 1, 2015 at 12:14 PM

      How many days is enough to see Lisbon. And very important to us a couple of days just being there enjoying the atmosphere.
      We are thinking 5 days? Or do we need more time?

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      Any works in the hostels or volunteer job to save money when traveling

      Lagos Nov 8, 2015 at 10:17 PM

      Hey guys, me and my girlfriend gonna traveling around Europe for a year. We wondering if is there any job in hostels or any volunteers job to do to save our money before heading to Australia. We don't need a contract job or whatever we are looking for any season jobs without working permit or bar job in backpacker hostels or stuffs like that. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks guys

    • transportation

      by UweN1 Online Now Oct 19, 2015 at 2:25 AM

      we are looking for a Guide, who show us the island.

      2 Answers Oct 19, 2015 at 8:31 AM
    • going to Pico

      by LeeKame Online Now Jul 31, 2015 at 2:19 AM

      We will arrive in Ponta Delgada on a Monday afternoon, 15:15. We'd like to go right away to Pico, but can't seem to figure out how since the flights seem to leave earlier in the day. Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide!

      3 Answers Jul 31, 2015 at 7:24 AM
    • Public transport to Lagoa do Fogo

      by NinaL1990 Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 3:22 AM


      We (2 people in their 20s) will be going to Sao Miguel in a week. We don't have a driving license and want to use public transport as much as possible. I found a lot of interesting places on the bus map but there is one place I can't find - the Lagoa do Fogo. Is there a bus stop within walking distance to it? Even if we have to walk 1 hour that would still bring us closer.

      We will staying at the Bahia Palace in Agua Alta. I read that there's a hiking trail from the hotel to Lagoa do Fogo from there but it takes 4 hours.

      Any help is greatly appreciated.

      6 Answers May 27, 2015 at 3:20 AM
    • Restaurant suggestions in/near Ponta Delgado?

      by sabrejobs Online Now Dec 18, 2014 at 7:16 AM

      Do you know the name of the restaurant? Where it's located? We are staying 6 nights in Ponta Delgada and doing the usual tours to Fire Lake, Sete Cidades and Furnas....all with a local tour guide. We hope to visit the tea plantation, as well. We are staying at an apartment hotel on the waterfront near the Marina Atlantico....(Solmar Alojamentos) and would love to know which restaurants we might try when we are eating near the hotel or in the old part of town. Any ideas?

      2 Answers Dec 18, 2014 at 10:22 PM
    • 1 day in Ponte Delgada

      by toursit_canada Online Now Nov 4, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      good day
      can someone please help me with organising a day trip to Ponte Delgada on November 6, 2014.
      i am arriving at 7 Am and was planning to rent a car for 27 euros at airport. however, i noticed that there is a roundtrip shuttle at 5 euros. which would be best?
      i am staying at canadiano hotel and leaving ponte delgada on november 7, 2014 at 3 PM.
      do i really need that car rental (since excess for 1 day is 800 euros).
      what activities should i do? please assist me with suggesting me what to do and where to go? first time in the island... thanks

      5 Answers Nov 4, 2014 at 12:43 PM
    • Laundromat in Ponta Delgada

      by rinali Online Now Sep 17, 2014 at 3:28 AM

      Is the a laundromat (washers & dryers) in Ponta Delgada?

      1 Answer Sep 17, 2014 at 3:58 AM
    • Docking of cruise ships

      by PaulineL7 Online Now Jul 19, 2014 at 4:48 AM

      where do the cruise ships dock? Is it an easy walk into the town or, is transport required. Thank you

      2 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 7:57 AM
    • cruise terminal

      by colchris Online Now Jun 29, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      is the cruise terminal easy to travel around from? We want to do our own tour for the day Is it possible to do private tours and are they better than the larger ones

      2 Answers Jun 29, 2014 at 12:36 PM
    • If I stay close to the hospital in Ponta Delgada is that too far to walk to the City Doors

      by Len72 Online Now Jun 16, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      If I stay close to the hospital in Ponta Delgada is that too far to walk to the City Doors

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2014 at 7:36 AM
    • Diving in Ponta Delgada

      by Anna__Maria Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      What diving center do you recommend in Ponta Delgada?

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2014 at 7:21 AM
    • Transportation

      by Stafvc Online Now May 29, 2014 at 9:04 AM

      We need transport for 10 people from the airport to the center of Ponta Delgada. What would be the best (and cheapest) way?
      Thanks for your help

      3 Answers May 30, 2014 at 7:23 AM
    • Taxi to Sete Cidades

      by kitkaplan Online Now Apr 7, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      How much does a taxi cost to sete Cidades and back to town and how many people can share cost of ride?

      6 Answers Apr 7, 2014 at 11:21 AM
    • Cruise terminal

      by lindabo99 Online Now Jan 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      Can you walk from the cruise ship to the center of town, or do you need tom take a taxi?

      3 Answers Jun 18, 2014 at 7:35 AM
    • Cruise terminal

      by lindabo99 Online Now Jan 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      Can you walk from the cruise ship to the center of town, or do you need tom take a taxi?

    • Which islands?

      by herbshopgirl Online Now Jan 12, 2014 at 2:04 PM

      Just discovered how easy it is to get to Azores from US. Planning a trip in May, 2014. Looks like we will stay on Sao Miguel but would like to visit 1 or 2 more islands during our one week stay. Is ferry the most cost effective way to go between islands? Which islands would be the best to visit for a day trip? Or should we stay a couple days on other islands? Any help is greatly appreciated.
      Thank you,

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:44 AM
    • Holland America cruise to Rome

      by butifonly Online Now Jan 7, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      We are on the March 30, 2014 cruise to Rome from Fort Lauderdale, and are interested in seeing the ports and stops privately rather than with the cruise line excursions. Has someone out there been on this cruise and what is the best way to see the ports and the centres visited. Our stops include Ponta Delgada, Cadiz, Almeria, Cartagena, Rome, Olympia, Santorini, Rhodes, Ephesus, Athens and Gythion. Or if someone is also on this cruise I would be interested in communication with you.

      5 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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      Sight Seeing and Genealogy Research in Ponta Delgada, Azores

      by Jerryd57 Online Now Dec 1, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      I will be arriving in Ponta Delgada on April 6, 2014 and would like to know if there are any locals that can speak English and would be willing to take my wife on a tour for a reasonable price to see the main points of interest. In addition, I would also like to be taken to a records office to look for potential relatives. All my great grandparents were born in the Azores on my mother's side. I know the Machado one came from Terceira, the Cunha (or da Cuhna) from Graciosa, but my great grandmother who married Manuel Cunha, Mary Josephine Coelho Ramos born 11 Aug 1866 might have come from Sao Miguel. I would like to look into it if possible. Any help would be appreciated for the tour and possible records office. Thank you.

      1 Answer Dec 2, 2013 at 1:37 AM
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      Wheelchair access?

      by sherryandterry Online Now Jul 13, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      Stopping in Ponta Delgada with a cruise in October. Cannot find info anywhere about wheelchair access either to Toilets, Public transport or Whale watching boats. Anyone know anything about accessability on the island?

      5 Answers Jul 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM
    • Yarn shop in Ponta Delgada

      by yarntravel Online Now Jul 3, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      Are there any yarn (wool) shops in ponta delgada?

    • Family moving to Ponta Delgada from the ecomony as awful as we hear in the news?

      by mbduarte Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      Hi all, my husband and I & our two young kids are planning on moving to PD late summer, I have a job offer and my husband will look for work in the next year/two...we are getting cold feet however that we are insane for moving to a country with such a struggling economy. My husband & kids hold Portuguese passports. Is the economy in Ponta Delgada as bad as the continental Portuguese cities? It's our dream to live there & raise our kids but is this the worst time? Thanks so much all

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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      flights to Sao Miguel

      by tigersharkjs Online Now Jul 30, 2012 at 2:32 PM

      A friend of mine in Providence, Rhode Island (USA) told me there is a non stop flight from either Boston or Providence to Ponta Delgada. I have not had much success locating flights to Sao Miguel. It is a 4 hour flight from the East Coast of the USA to Sao Miguel...yet I'm seeing flights from Boston to MUNICH (!!!), then to Lisbon, then to Sao Miguel. Does anyone know anything about the airlines that serve Sao Miguel? Thanks!

      6 Answers May 31, 2014 at 2:02 AM
    • Do I need cruise side trips??

      by jolylady Online Now Feb 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

      We will be taking a cruise in April and one of the stops in Ponta Delgada. Do we need to take a cruise side trip or are there many things to see close to where the ships dock?

      2 Answers Feb 12, 2012 at 4:14 AM
    • Self Serve Laundromat

      by Cheapscrew Online Now Aug 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM

      We will be arriving on a cruise ship in early November with a ton of laundry. We would love to do it ourselves at a self serve laundromat while we enjoy an egg pastry and a cappucino at one of the many wonderful cafes.

      Is there a laundry near the port?

      4 Answers Aug 24, 2011 at 12:50 AM
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      Sunday visit - short day trip or is town open enough?

      by celem Online Now Aug 1, 2011 at 11:30 AM

      Arriving Sunday, October 30, 2011, from 10:00 to 18:00. I would prefer a quick visit to Sete Cidades for the scenery followed by a meal of local cuisine in Porta Delgada and then a little casual in-town pedestrian tourism, but I read that October weather is likely to obscure the views. I also read that most shops and restaurant are closed on Sunday. This is disappointing. Any suggestions?

      2 Answers Nov 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    • Do I need to take a tour

      by terry54 Online Now Jul 26, 2011 at 3:04 PM

      We are coming on a cruise to Punta Delgada and were wondering if it is worth taking a tour or if we can see all that needs to be seen by taking a Taxi or just walking downtown.

      4 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 10:58 AM
    • ponta delgada ATM

      by mheidt Online Now Mar 11, 2011 at 6:13 PM

      We arrive by cruise ship and this is our first stop. We are taking a taxi tour with a small group and need to get Euros to pay for the tour. Is there an ATM right at the dock We do not want to ask to take time from tour to go to ATM, so hope there is an ATM as we get off the ship. Could someone please confirm where to find the nearesst ATM at the dock.
      Thank you for your help.

      2 Answers Mar 12, 2011 at 4:08 PM
    • Ponta Delgada - 6 Full Days

      by FPK Online Now Feb 12, 2011 at 7:43 PM

      Arriving mid May, is there enough to do in Sao Miguel? Should we consider going anywhere else? Has anyone stayed at Quinta De Terca? Any other suggestions for a B&B?

      2 Answers Feb 13, 2011 at 5:24 AM
    • Arriving on Queen VIctoria in April

      by Morawiec1 Online Now Jan 26, 2011 at 1:32 PM

      Not sure how long we will be in port, but I need to find something to do and would prefer to use a local service rather than the one provided by the ship

      2 Answers Jan 27, 2011 at 8:55 AM
    • D & D Cruise

      by erylene Online Now Jan 19, 2011 at 3:33 PM

      What do you suggest for such a short time in port. We prefer not to book through the ship. Five hours Ponta Delgada Celebrity Cruise Solstice
      Lisbon 6 hrs Cadiz 7 hrs Malaga 10 hrs

      2 Answers Apr 19, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    • September visit to Ponta Delgada

      by sylvia.lawrence Online Now Sep 4, 2009 at 2:05 PM

      How easy is it to get a taxi for sightseeing at the cruise ship arrival point? My husband and I would like to see as much as possible in very limited time. We arrive on September 30th at midday and depart again at 23.00hrs.What sort of price would we be looking at for per hour? Sylvia