Sadly, we did not stop for the last bratwurst before America. I don’t know what we were thinking.
From our delightful base in Alentejo, e took one morning to drive out to Cape St. Vincent for a look at the most south western point in Europe. By far the most tourists we saw during our whole trip was right here. After such a peaceful trip, our first inclination was to run the other way, but the views over the atlantic kept drawing us in. (This is one of about 467 photos I took of this lighthouse…)…
I’ve been sitting on this post for a while. I mean, just look at this view…sorry. what was I saying? Right, the post. Our trip to Portugal was beautiful. It was like one giant breath of fresh air–amazing food, delicious wine, and endless views. We spent the last few days of our trip wandering through Alentejo, and even popped into Algarve for a few hours to visit the most south -western point in Europe. (View above is from the perfect little airbnb we found.)
One of the the best parts about driving through Portugal was enjoying the changes in architecture as we moved south. Every hundred kilometers or so, the buildings would take on a slightly new character and often a new color. Near Elvas, the buildings were whitewashed, mostly with yellow trim and an occasional splash of light blue.