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Discovering Bilbao, Spain

Looking back on the four weeks I spent getting to know and falling in love with Bilbao, I find it hard to compartmentalise this great city. Everything is interlinked.  Food and relaxation, culture and history, shopping and culture. One thing … Read the rest

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Lisbon surprised me

A couple of nights in Lisbon were enough for me to fall in love with the city. Once settled into the hotel, I put on my walking shoes prepared to lose myself in the narrow, cobbled streets of Lisbon’s old … Read the rest

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Lisbon-Sacavem 13.3km

Lisbon to Sacavem

On arrival at Lisbon airport the immediate challenge was getting to our hotel. After seeing the taxi queue we decided to take the metro. Big mistake!  We finally hauled our luggage up the three

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Verdelha de Baixo-Azambuja 28km

The Plan

After a good night’s sleep, yesterday’s horrid day seems less so. The plan was to walk about 20km and get a ride to Azambuja, returning the next morning. For some unknown reason we continued the

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