When I arrived to Europe, Faro in Portugal I stayed ther for two nights before I cycled to Carvoeiro and visiting my workmate Maggan and her husband Lars.
In the name of truth, it feels good to be back in Europe.
From Faro to Carvoeiro it is a easy cycling, only few slopes.
I arrived to Carvoeiro around 3 o’clock in afternoon and the sun was smiling to me.
I called Lars and fifteen minutes later we were sitting om their terrass and bowls in champagne.
Carvoeiro is an small town, the population is less than 3000, but many non-Portuguese residents live in town, they have bought their own condominiums.
I Understand them, the city is very cozy, just big for me and here you will find all the services you need.
I stayed with my friends three nights before I start my journey against the Spanish border, Ayamonte.
The last night they invited me for an extra good dinner, Cataplana.
It is a Portuguese seafood dish originating in the southern region of Portugal in Algarve, and it is about as traditional a Portuguese dish as you can get.
The route from Carvoeiro is relatively flat so it took me only two days to Vila Real de Santo António, the last Portuguese city before crossing into Spain and Ayamonte.
Before I enter Vila Real de Santo António I did camp at Fuseta.
My plan is now to cycle to Sevilla, Valencia and then over Andorra into France.
Now, you are probably wondering why I also do not visit Barcelona?
It is not an unwritten rule, to visit ”Barca” when You are in Spain?
My be for some, but not for me. I think the town is to busy and I also heard that ”Barca” is quite expensive.
The weather is opposit from the perfect cycle weather I had i NZ.
25-30 degrees and the sun is shining hot from a blue sky all day long.
Coffee is cheaper, also beer and ”cold drinks”, like Mojitos. The most is cheaper than ”Down Under”
See Yeah Later
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