Sunday, 26 June 2016

Our crazy whirlwind in Portugal

Myself and Rhys booked our week off in June a while back and we decided it would be nice to go away for a small break. We managed to book a rather last minute deal to Portugal for 5 nights. The plan was to relax, chill, explore and eat and drink to our hearts content. We decided to hire a little car so we were free to wander new towns and beaches. It also meant no pesky coach transfers, which let's be honest, no one really enjoys. 

We flew out on Monday from Southend airport, a first for both of us, but it was the simplest airport you can find and super quick and easy. For an uneasy flyer like myself it was great. We had a rather early flight so we landed in Portugal around 9am, we were taken to get our little hire car and little she was indeed. We had a cream Fiat 500 lounge, and she was eventually named 'Fifi'. Rhys and i got very attached to this little car as you can see. 

From the hire car office it took us around a good hour to get to our final destination, which was a little fishing village called Ferragudo. It was quiet, quaint and picturesque. we stayed at the 'Vitors village' which i would highly recommend. We only went self catering as we like to try new restaurants for food and are both never good at sticking to those strict breakfast time slots, so we only needed a pool and a bed, and this did just the job. It also had a lovely snack bar and skyline bar at night which was perfect to watch the stars and sip on cocktails. 

* The beautiful town 'Silves' *

Our first couple of days we kind of just chilled and recovered from the stress of flying and the stress of Rhys driving on the other side of the road. My life definitely flashed before my eyes a couple of times on the way to the hotel. We explored our little village, ate at some beautiful restaurants in Ferragudo, and took a little stroll round a little town called Silves. 

* Ferragudo, the quaint fishing village we stayed in, it was adorable! *

* Me awkwardly trying to pose for a picture, still haven't got the hang of it so bear with me. My top and trousers are both Topshop and my shoes are Vince Camuto *

* The Second night we had gorgeously cooked Seabass, cooked and grilled right in front of us beside the sea, it was so interesting to watch and the view wasn't bad either. *

Unfortunately by the third day Rhys came over very ill and we had to take a step back with the exploring. We tried to head to Lagos and explore the beach a bit more, but had to turn back so Rhys could recuperate and rest up for the rest of the break. However do stay tuned, as we made sure to return to Lagos before the holiday was up so keep the look out for 'Portugal Part 2.'

This meant lots of chill out time for me though which was much needed and enjoyed. I spent my day laying by the pool and getting my teeth into my holiday read, 'After you' the sequel to the book 'Me before you' which is currently on the big screens at the cinema at the moment. It's a great easy read, and if you have read the first book i would definitely suggest checking this second one out. 

If you want to check out any other photos or sneak peaks, head over to my Instagram @amyrowleyy to see more. The next Part of this blog will be up later on this week, with more pictures and stories. 

Thanks for reading my lovelies x


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