From Sagres To San Miguel (In A Beer Drinking Manner Of Speaking!)

Yes, folks, Team Sebo are back in Spain! After having a peaceful night's kip at the summit of Portugal's highest mountain range, Torre, we decided on Tuesday morning to go for a trek and so, wearing our thermal socks and polar jackets and with poles in hand, off we set. Unfortunately, our attempt to find … Continue reading From Sagres To San Miguel (In A Beer Drinking Manner Of Speaking!)

An Oasis, A River And A Glacier, All In The Space Of Two Days!

So, our oasis of calm in Sobral de Monte Agraço, became a hive of activity at 8am yesterday morning, with the arrival of council workmen landscaping the joint and resurfacing the adjoining car park! Needless to say, having been rather rudely awakened at a far too early an hour, we headed up the road sharpish … Continue reading An Oasis, A River And A Glacier, All In The Space Of Two Days!

STOP PRESS!!! Lisboa Replaces Sevilla As The Semples’ Favourite City!

Yes, folks, it's true! Much as we loved Seville, we gotta say that Lisbon surpassed all expectations and has now ousted it as our Official Favourite City (so far!). From our uber quiet(ish) Bird Sanctuary sleepy spot just outside the sprawling (and non-too pretty) city of Setúbal, we headed for the bright lights of Portugal's capital … Continue reading STOP PRESS!!! Lisboa Replaces Sevilla As The Semples’ Favourite City!

For The First Time In Three Months, We’re Heading North And Actually Meaning It!

Monday morning arrived bearing sunshine after the rain! Yippee! Normally, we would be rejoicing in the fact that our solar panel was topping-up our batteries nicely, thus removing the requirement to pay for an electricity supply BUT, the damned fridge is playing up again! Grrrrr. With this is mind, and curious to know if it … Continue reading For The First Time In Three Months, We’re Heading North And Actually Meaning It!

Sod The Sodden Sights in Lagos, We Just Wanted To Watch The Irish Match!

As you can probably gather, the weather has turned somewhat inclement and what should have been a pleasant couple of days meandering around the pretty whitewashed medieval town of Lagos, watching the Italy vs Ireland Six Nations Match in a Sports Bar, having already perused the weekly farmers' market, turned into a wash-out! Our drive … Continue reading Sod The Sodden Sights in Lagos, We Just Wanted To Watch The Irish Match!

Évora,Évora-So Good We Saw It Twice! Once In The Rain When It Wasn’t So Nice!

Yes, folks, our arrival in Évora coincided with the onset of rain! Pretty unfortunate for us as we'd just sussed a pretty handy free parking spot within a stone's throw of the walled city - unfortunately, we were parked-up on a sandy surface and, as we sat eating lunch, we could see the sand and gravel … Continue reading Évora,Évora-So Good We Saw It Twice! Once In The Rain When It Wasn’t So Nice!

Need A Canary, Parakeet, Parrot, Peacock Or A Rabbit? Castro Verde Is The Place For You…

...or, more specifically, Castro Verde's monthly Market is the place for you! The first thing we saw on arriving in Castro Verde was a market - a very big market- still in full swing by lunchtime! Naturally, we had to have a mooch around. First stalls we saw were selling birds - not just chickens, … Continue reading Need A Canary, Parakeet, Parrot, Peacock Or A Rabbit? Castro Verde Is The Place For You…

A Taste Of The Authentic Portugal in The Alentejo Region

This morning, we awoke to grey skies and a more than vague promise of showers. Not to be outdone, we threw our waterproofs and a few picnic items into the rucksack, donned our walking boots and headed off into the not-so-blue yonder. Naturally, we were not in possession of a trail map BUT we'd spotted … Continue reading A Taste Of The Authentic Portugal in The Alentejo Region