Saturday, 12 September 2015

Armação de Pêra,Algarve,Portugal to Lisbon,Portugal

There are direct long distance coach services from Armação de Pêra to Lisbon operated by
Timetable here:
Transit time is about 3hrs:20mins.

Ponte 25 de Abril, Lisboa, 2015 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Interesting Study on Behavior and Trends of Chinese Travellers

A very interesting report in Skift on trends and behaviour of Chinese Travellers and Tourists.

7 Charts Revealing the Behavior of Chinese Travelers

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Lisbon to Alvor

The only direct public transport service between Lisbon, Portugal and Alvor, Algarve, Portugal is operated by

Buses depart Lisboa Oriente Bus Station 6 to 7 times per day with a transit time of +- 4 hours.

Bus timetable (in pdf format) downloadable here:

"La Dama Blanca" - Chilean Navy Sailing Vessel visiting Lisbon, Portugal

Purely by chance I was looking out of our current lodgings this morning over the Tejo estuary towards the Ponte 25 de Abril and Trafaria and had this wonderful view as a large 4-master four-masted barquentine entered Lisbon harbour.

 At first, I thought it was the Portuguese Navy's vessel, Sagres.

However, I then saw the vessel's ensign.

Turned out that the ship is the Armada de Chile's training vessel "Esmeralda". There is nothing like the lovely view of a sailing vessel entering a harbour like Lisbon! Enjoy!

Monday, 7 September 2015

EVA Transportes - Lagos to Lisbon

10:15 from Lagos to Lisbon Sete Rios.

Heading up the Alentejo.

Service 92.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Friday, 4 September 2015

Porto, Portugal - Public Transport Concessions awarded.

National daily reports that the Portuguese Government has today awarded Porto Metro Concession to, and Porto STCP urban bus concession to

More (in Portuguese) -

STCP para Alsa. Metro para Transdev - Observador via @Linkis_com

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Ryanair's intentions for Faro Airport (FAO) summer 2016.

Article (in Portuguese) on Ryanair's intentions for Summer 2016 for Faro (FAO) base.

Noticias ao Minuto - Ryanair quer alcançar 1,9 milhões de passageiros em Faro em 2016 via @Linkis_com

Benagil Caves from Lagos,Algarve,Portugal

Praia da Benagil is about 35km from Lagos,Algarve,Portugal

The caves can only be accessed from the sea.

It is difficult to get to the area without a car.

This company does boat trips to the caves Armação da Pera..

One can get buses from Lagos to Armação da Pera but they are not that frequent, especially at week-ends..

Check at the Bus Station in Lagos or at

Benagil Cave, Algarve

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Serpa - an great lunch stop when driving between Lisbon, Portugall and Seville, Spain

From Lisbon, one runs down the A2 motorway to the Algarve, until Juction 10, then turn left onto the IP8 national road towards Ferreira do Alentejo, then Beja and then the old Roman town of Serpa.


Have lunch at the Molho Bico, just inside the city walls.

After lunch, run Serpa to Rosas de la Frontera, then Jabugal and then join la Ruta de la Plata E-803 till Sevilla.

Total trip time (non-stop) is about 5 hrs with Serpa located almost equidistant between Lisbon and Sevilla

According to google maps, the all motorway route via Evora and Badajoz is the fastest by about 20 minutes but by the time one gets ofs the motorways into either Evora or Tavira any time advantage is lost.

The good thing about the Serpa route is that it allows one to see parts of the Alentejo and Andalucia oft not visited by tourists.