|Sagres: The very tip of Portugal|
|Another view of Sagres|
We spent a week enjoying this beautiful country with 2 other expat families we know from Sydney. With 15 people in our lovely villa the week was full of sunshine, swimming, laughter, good food and friendship. What a treat for us all.
|Swimming at the villa|
|Horseback riding in The Algarve|
|The view from Ponta da Piedade near Lagos|
At the end of the week, the weather turned a bit nasty and my sweet friend suggested we ditch our seaside house and head north to the village she is originally from. What an amazing way to end our holiday! We got a taste of what the "real" Portugal is like. They took us to local restaurants with the most delicious food, introduced us to their friends at the village salao, drove us out to more stunning beaches, and showed us around the medieval village of Obidos. It was a perfect ending to a wonderful week.
|The beach near Caldas da Rainha|
|The whole gang enjoying the trampoline|
|The girls on the street in Obidos|
I arrived home feeling refreshed, restored and filled up with the love of my friend. It was just exactly what I needed. I'm not sure how I've managed to find the most sincere, caring, thoughtful, generous and hospitable friends all over the world. I certainly don't deserve them. But I am so, so grateful to have them in my life.
|Me & my wonderful Portuguese-American-Aussie-Kiwi friend. Love her!|
What about you?
Did you have a Spring Break holiday?
Did it leave you invigorated & ready to jump into this new season?
I hope so!