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Old 07-07-2016, 11:13 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Well....I think the issue would be doing Algarve+Lisbon *and* Costa Brava+Barcelona.


Now I'm thinking it would be hard to go to Lisbon and not see the Algarve region. (Maybe someone could talk me out of it since I did go to Capri last year..??)


And I'm thinking it would be hard to go to Barcelona without seeing 'something new that's close to Barcelona'...hence the reason for adding Costa Brava to the Barcelona trip.
This is so interesting to me because I am deciding the exact same 2 destinations for almost the same time frame. I am spending August in Ireland visiting family mostly & probably taking a jaunt to the northwest on my own or with an agreeable relative.

Then I want to go to the continent afterwards & have been thinking either Portugal and/or southern Spain. I am vacillating a lot depending on the last article I've read I'm pretty well travelled but have never been to either country, I'm more of a "hang out in an interesting place for a week" kind of traveller as opposed to a "if this is Tuesday I'm going to Porto & then on Wednesday the Algarve for 2 days & then drive to ...." traveller - I want to absorb the feelings & flavor of a place, not notch up a list of sights visited.

Today I'm leaning towards Portugal for a few weeks, perhaps go to southern Spain in the winter...
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Old 07-10-2016, 02:49 PM
 
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Previous posters have said it all. Lisbon is a fascinating city.
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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Bought the ticket to Lisbon, leaving Spain for another trip. My plan is several days in the city & then head out. My notion is to head to the Algarve, Lagos maybe, but nothing is set, one cousin just told me she loved northern Portugal more. AirBnB has reasonable prices for Lisbon.
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Old 08-03-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Bought the ticket to Lisbon, leaving Spain for another trip. My plan is several days in the city & then head out. My notion is to head to the Algarve, Lagos maybe, but nothing is set, one cousin just told me she loved northern Portugal more. AirBnB has reasonable prices for Lisbon.
I stayed in an Amazing Airbnb in Lisbon, less than $100 a day, super convenient to everything! Send me a message if you want the link!
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