As I mentioned last week, Alvor has a lovely beach which we could see in the distance when skydiving. We couldn’t spend a week there without taking a walk to the sea. There are quite steep cliffs between the part
A little to the West of Faro is the town of Alvor. It is a great holiday destination, with things to do so suit many interests. The reason I travelled to Alvor was to do some skydiving at one of
Having passed through the archway in last week’s post, I walked up this little lane. I really like the way the pavements are paved with irregular, squarish stones, which I subsequently found in quite a few other places in the
In my post following the March on Europe in London, I announced my decision to visit all 27 ‘other’ countries in the EU while my British Passport still affords me the rights of a European Citizen. Although it wasn’t quite planned
After we had walked along the panorama path we had a dumpling stuffed with black beans to eat and then went in search of the big Buddha which we had come to see. He was another 300m or so up
There are a further eight objects of interest within this temple area. A golden seated statue of Yakuyoke (Protector from Evils Spirits) which was made in 1194 at the request of the first shogun of Japan. It is 2.8m high.
The temple which has this remarkable garden is the Kamakura Hasedera Temple. It was built by a monk in 721 AD. He had made a carving from part of the trunk of a camphor tree he had found in the