snapshots from algarve, portugal

It has been a month since Knut and I were at the Algarve Coast in Southern Portugal, but it seemed like longer than that. It is so different in Oslo nowadays, what with the chilly temperatures and sporadic rain that comes with the fall season. Long gone are the days when we were feeling the warm Atlantic breeze and brushing fine beach sand off our feet.

Armacao de Pera gave us a relaxing holiday, and we were thankful to have chosen the Pestana Viking Golf & Beach Resort, located at the quieter end of Armacao de Pera. We were away from the bustling crowd and the rows of seemingly rowdy restaurants and bars found in Albuefeira. We had direct access to a beach nestled between cliffs, and we stumbled upon an intimate cove that provided an even quieter respite. During daytime, we’d find ourselves meandering down narrow, charming lanes and walking past whitewashed Moorish architecture typical of the region. At night, we’d explore restaurants for local and international fares, as well as sample the famed Vinho Verde and Port wine. 

The Algarve Region, with its characteristic coastline of dramatic limestone cliffs and beaches, was a picture-perfect subject for photography. Thus, easily filling up my memory card and taking me a long time to select which ones would go into my entry. Finally, here they are and I hope you will enjoy these snapshots of Portugal.








Thanks for looking. Until next summer!


26 Responses to “snapshots from algarve, portugal”

  1. 1 ofaj October 19, 2008 at 10:06 am

    ang pogi ng jowa mo, gurl. inggit akek. :-)

    at ikaw… negra kung negra! hahaha

  2. 2 freshmess October 19, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    ikaw nga itong maraming viking boys dyan, ofaj. :D alam mo naman pag negra, exotic! hahaha!

  3. 3 ofaj October 19, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    ay naku. puro sex lang yun. walang love.


    ang ganda nating mga exotikas. lol

  4. 4 quijano October 19, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    breathtaking views!!! and your bf is cute huh. lol :D

  5. 5 freshmess October 19, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    @ ofaj – grabe nashock ako dun ha! hahaha!

    @ quijano – you should go there, too. it’s fab! :p

  6. 6 deluxeduck October 19, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    ang ganda naman. i wish i can go there some day. great photos as always. thanks for sharing.

  7. 7 freshmess October 19, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    thanks for looking, dd! i’m sure you would have loved it there, too. this and the cinque terre have been two of my most memorable and picturesque trips so far.

  8. 8 Bengt October 20, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Wow, I’ve been waiting for these photos for ages! Haha. And you didn’t disappoint! They’re AMAZING, Portugal is AMAZING! :p

  9. 9 biancaboo October 20, 2008 at 4:42 am

    i love all your photos, G!

  10. 10 pepe October 20, 2008 at 9:28 am

    wait wait, so si knut ang bf mo??? cute talaga sya! hahahaha!
    beyatch, ive been waiting for these snaps! and those villas are gorgeous….why all my travel pics dont come like this!!! i hate hate you! hahahahaha!

  11. 11 freshmess October 20, 2008 at 10:24 am

    @ Bengt – haha! so sorry for the delay! i’ve been lazy with the blog this past month plus there are hundreds of photos to choose from. not easy! :p you should definitely go to portugal someday!

    @ biancaboo – thanks, much! i wanna upgrade my camera to a pro. :)

    @ pepe – ehem ehem. lol! i’m sure you and your indian god of a boyfriend would have liked it there, too.

  12. 12 Cheryl Marie Cordeiro October 21, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    BEEEEEEEAUTIFUL SHOTS!!!! What a lovely place!

    On a different note, I saw Sean Connery’s the new face of LV campaigns! That’s a LOVE!


  13. 13 freshmess October 21, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks, CMC!

    Ah yeah, Sir Sean. That one’s a classic.

  14. 14 Onika October 22, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Are you using a DSLR?

  15. 15 freshmess October 22, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    @ Onika – no, just a normal Panasonic digicam.

  16. 16 Nathan October 23, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Love the pics, so beautiful! Makes me want to call my travel agent and book a trip back to Europe! =)

  17. 17 freshmess October 23, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks, Nate! I seriously hope we meet someday. :)

  18. 18 RennyBA October 25, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Great pics and what a nice one from the plain.

    Good to have some worm memories in the chilly fall season :-)

    Wishing you a great end to your week!

  19. 19 Hafiz October 27, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Hey! Whaddaya know, I have those Prada sunglasses as well! The one your friend Knut is wearing. :)

  20. 20 freshmess October 27, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks Renny! I forgot to take photos of Oslo in all its full fall colors. Eeeek!

    Coolness, Hafiz! :)

  21. 21 Traveloholic October 28, 2008 at 4:51 am

    Your photos are breathtaking. I truly enjoy them. My favorite is the praia_cove2 shot. The juxtaposition of the colors are simply amazing. They should be published.

  22. 22 freshmess October 28, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Thanks very much, Traveloholic! Truly appreciate it. :)

  23. 23 Algarve Guest House November 2, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Great pics! There are certainly some beautiful beaches across the Algarve!

  24. 24 Zaril November 10, 2008 at 12:57 am

    OMG! I love your shades! may i know where u got it from?
    is it Louis Vuitton?!

  25. 25 freshmess November 10, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Thanks AGH.

    Yes, Zaril, they’re the Evidence Sunglasses from LV.

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