The calm Atlantic

We usually think of the south coast of Europe being on the Mediterranean, however I think the formal start of that sea isn’t until inside the Straits of Gibraltar.  That means that the south cost of Portugal is technically along

The calm Atlantic

We usually think of the south coast of Europe being on the Mediterranean, however I think the formal start of that sea isn’t until inside the Straits of Gibraltar.  That means that the south cost of Portugal is technically along

Flowers on the way to the beach

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

Flowers on the way to the beach

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

Along the coast a bit

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

Along the coast a bit

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

Through the archway

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

Through the archway

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

Starting in the lower left

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

Starting in the lower left

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

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Kamakura

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

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Kamakura

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

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Not just the Hasedera temple

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.

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Not just the Hasedera temple

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.