Finally spring break!

Easter holiday is here, woohoo! Friday was my last day of classes, and we started the weekend with a birthday dinner for a friend from university and then we went to a bar to listen to some samba. The samba music brought back so many memories from Brazil, so I really enojyed it! Of course it was a little sad as well, but I mostly remembered the Tuesday nights in Pelourinho, Salvador’s historic centre, where I went with friends to dance samba until we were dripping with sweat, haha! Good times. Thank you, Susana, for telling us about the samba show!

Saturday morning we had to get up early to go to Algarve. The train from Porto left around 11, so we didn’t sleep that much that night, but as we spent seven hours on the train just relaxing, it was ok. We arrived here in Faro, the capital of the Algarve region, at 6 pm and found the hostel quickly. We had both been craving chocolate and cookies all day, so the first thing we did was to find a supermarket and then a bench in the middle of the centre. It was so good, even though we got a lot of horrible looks, haha! Later we went out to have dinner and then some beers with some German girls from the hostel. It was a good night, but we definitely discovered that Faro is a very quiet place.

We slept in on Sunday and it was so great to finally be able to sleep without an alarm clock! Sunday was our first whole day here, so we decided to just walk around and try to find the historic centre. We found it, but it only took about 5 minutes to walk through it, so we just sat down at a cozy little restaurant to have lunch instead. Even though I’m not the greatest seafood lover, we decided to order seafood pasta, and now I actually like it! I’m still not super excited about (blue) mussels, but I loved the octopus and the cockles.

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After lunch we walked around, had some coffee and some ice cream and we went to the big supermarket to buy things for dinner. We came back to the hostel with dinner and a lot of other things, hehe! Foodies! We spent the afternoon at the amazing rooftop terrace at our hostel with beer, strawberries, cheese, chocolate and some books. Aaa, life is so good!

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The sunset from the terrace was beautiful and we had dinner here, before ending the night with some beers with the German girls again. The hostel is pretty nice, but both Signe and I feel that the staff and the athmosphere could be a little better. The rooftop terrace makes up for it though, hehe!

I hope you guys are having a great Easter holiday as well! I will blog again as soon as I have any interesting photos.

– Guro

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