Anyone ever been to Portugal? Believe it or not, I found only 2 friends who could offer up advice on the topic. This fact has made it a difficult trip to plan….North or South? Rent a car or take the train? How many nights in Lisbon? How about a side trip to Spain? Good lord my head has been spinning. One of my buds used to live there and steered me North in a rental car. Spain is out, mostly because I would like to have more time to explore that amazing country and the stay in Lisbon is going to be limited to one night on arrival and the night prior to flying home.
The trip has not yet been kicked off – 2 more days to go before we (Greg and I) hop on a plane and cross the seemingly never ending Atlantic ocean. We have 12 glorious days to explore this untapped country and plan to head North through the wine country, wind around to the Eastern boarder with Spain and drive as far South as we can. The route currently mapped out is shown via google maps. This whole trip is about 22 hours of driving over 12 days – that seems pretty doable assuming map reading skills are fully utilized.
Where are we staying you ask? Have no idea. 2 reservations have been made, one in Lisbon and the other in Porto – everything else is going to be full-on gypsy. Should be a wildly interesting experience, one I am anxious to share with you when I get back. Stay Tuned.