2010 – Lisbon and Sintra, Portugal

2010 – Lisbon and Sintra, Portugal

Posted by on Sep 5, 2010 in Lisbon and Sintra, Portugal | No Comments

There are a lot of theories as to the origins of Lisbon. Ancient references hint that Ulysses discovered the location when he fled Troy. Cartographers of the 1st century mapped the settlement at the mouth of the Tagus River as “Ulyssipo”. Some say the name came from the Phoenicians who called it “Allis Ubbo” (calm […]

2010 – The Algarve, Albufiera, Lagos, Silves Portugal

2010 – The Algarve, Albufiera, Lagos, Silves Portugal

Posted by on Aug 1, 2010 in Algarve, Portugal | No Comments

It’s an easy 2.5 hr drive from Seville to the Algarve of Portugal. We paid the extra charge to drop off the Spanish car rental in Portugal. The two countries sit next to each other on the Iberian Peninsula but getting from Seville to Lisbon or the Algarve is really difficult by air or rail, […]