Portugal

6-12th March 2017

I’m hungover. Portugal’s off to a good start. Let me explain. I’ve come straight from a stag do. My first ever stag-do. It was good: zorb-football, paintballing, drinking, dancing…… sleeping. Not so much of the last one, but still. Great time.

Stag Do Brighton
Stag Do Brighton

Now, here I am on the flight. Who’s that? It’s only the legendary Kevin Wisby! Don’t know who he is? Ok. I’ll tell you. He’s a lovely gentleman who works at Russell & Bromley. When I was a Store Manager, he was the men’s buyer. When I opened up Edinburgh, he even came up to pay a visit. Good fun. With him is Stuart Bromley. That’s right. Of Russell & BROMLEY. Lovely. Lovely people.

Russell and Bromley Portugal
Russell and Bromley Portugal

Better yet, I’m on my way to see Isabel in Porto. The lady who trained me in London at Russell & Bromley. A few days here and then I’m off to see Andreia, a lady I worked with in Scotland. You guessed it. At Russell & Bromley!

PORTO

The land of port. So without further ado I’m off to the port to try some port. And take a photo with a bridge.

Porto McDonalds
Porto McDonalds

A few fantastic things along the way. Including the most epic McDonald’s I have ever seen(!).

Porto Library JK
Porto Library JK

Then, the bookshop which JK Rowling visited whilst teaching English and writing Harry Potter (I thought this was done in Scotland, but oh well).

Very Harry Potter-ish!

Time for some sight-seeing.

Porto Church
Porto Church

How about some modern art?

Modern Art  Porto
Modern Art Porto

Hmmm…. Something’s missing…. GO-KARTING!

Go Karting Porto
Go Karting Porto

And….. JUMPING COMPETITION!

Jumping competition Porto
Jumping competition Porto

Ha ha ha. This was epic!

FARO Time!

Andreia! It’s been so long. Her art is amazing. Her boyfriend is lovely. They are building their house which is idyllic. To top it off, the sun is shining!

Faro Sunshine
Faro Sunshine

So incredible. Our friend Vayda is meant to be here. So we do what any normal person would do. Send her loads and loads of pictures and videos of the sunshine. I’m sure she’s not jealous. She should be.

Ahhhh, lovely!

House gathering. That means Sangria! I’ve wanted to try it for so long. Now we have a bucket of it.

Faro Good Times
Faro Good Times

SANGRIA BUCKET.

Brilliant night. Just brilliant.

To be a true tourist you have to go on a boat, right? So…. Let’s GO ON A BOAT!

On a Boat at Faro
On a Boat at Faro

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