I had a weekend off and as much I love Scotland I had to jet away to get some sun. I picked Faro. Reason, that was the cheapest flight ticket. I knew a lot about Portugal as years back I was living with few awesome Portuguese guys and I tasted their culture however I was not planning to go only for 2 nights. Still better than nothing! I packed a little bag with shorts, shades and bikinis, got a map and go!
My first real getaway alone! I was so excited. Arrived at Faro and the heat! Wow! Amazing! Strip down to top and short and catch the bus. Surprisingly the bus is only like 20 min max and 2.20 Euros. Bargain. Talked to a few German guys who just arrived as well and they had that much clue where they were heading as I had. The bus stopped somewhere and the lady driver said that’s it, we are in Faro! Hmmmm….next adventure to find the guest house that I booked and explore the town. What a lucky girl I am! I booked Sol Algarve Guest House. Real cute Portuguese guest house with nice staff. 5 min from the bus station and 10 from center with free wifi. Boom! Explore! I start walking around, I tried using the map but given up quickly. Faro is small and easy to walk around. Beautiful old town. Sun was hot, like very hot. Harbour Marina is beautiful, old town is quiet and very old…I really really liked this town. Had late lunch at Cideda Velha at Old town. Really good food and the waiting staff explained a lot to me where to go what to do that not that touristy. Thank you guys! I had some very tasty prawns in garlic sauce and green wine and sardine pate and salad….oh my! I love my food! Everything was so fresh! I spent the evening at Harbour Marina Faro watching the sunset with my caipirinha…that kind of moments stay with you for long time!
Next day I woke up early and seen the Chapel of Bones. Pretty scary for early morning. 1245 skulls in chapel. Mental. After all, lets go to thees! Long beach, heat and sand. 30 min by bust that goes to the airport. Bargain. After to get fried on the sun I went for late lunch again. Calms, cod and mojito this time. I really really wanted to stay! I had to get back to Faro to catch a catamaran. That was going from the Harbour and taken as to the natural park and desert island. Be honest all I really cared the sunset. I wanted to see the sunset. It
was full moon. Can you imagine the sunset? When we were heading back to Faro, around 8pm, the sunset was front of us and the island with the full moon behind us. I don’t think I have seen such a gorgeous thing in my life. It was breathtaking and pretty romantic. Wish I was not alone in that moment but our guide was pretty cool and helped me out with his sarcastic stories. I never taken that amazing pictures of the sunset. When got back to Faro I headed to the center as there was a Folk-festival on so could taste local sweeties and food and drinks while enjoying local folk da
nce. Like that festival was throw to me. Awesome!
I have to go back to Portugal. I just have to. This 2 nights were enough to realize
there’s another country to explore. Fantastic people, beautiful nature and very, very good food. I will be back!