Rain and sun in Portugal

Jono and I are in Portugal for two nights. It’s mainly to give him a change of scenery and as the flights were so cheap and we flew from Ireland West Airport Knock which is so convienient.

In less than three hours we were in Faro, it was cheaper and quicker than getting from Sligo to Dublin by train.

There are plenty of wheelchairs at the airport so I was able to wheel Jono through security and we had tickets for the executive lounge which was just blissful altogether. We were the only ones in there and there are a variety of snacks and drinks so of course we had vodka at 9.30am!

We stayed in the lounge until the queue for the plane had gone. If anyone has anxiety the executive lounge is definitely worth it. You are away from all the hustle and bustle and it’s the perfect way to start your trip.

The flight was great, apart from the fact it was lashing rain. We’d booked an airport transfer so our driver was waiting for us at Faro. So much easier than trying to navigate public transport.

Our guesthouse – well Jono has a knack for booking dodgy places and this is no exception – but it’s clean. We were roaring laughing when we arrived. The door was opened by the cleaner who barked at us to go to reception – she ran ahead of us and flew in behind the desk – she was also the receptionist! It was like something you’d see in a comedy sketch! The room is small and the beds feel quite damp but hey it was cheap!

We’ve had a look around the nearest shopping centre and I’ve been exploring down by the harbour.

Tomorrow is our first and last full day as we come home on Saturday but it’s been perfect for a break and I’d definitely come back to Faro again.

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