Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Porto Fransciso Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO) to Porto Garagem Atlantico Bus Station.

Depending what time one is arriving at Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO), Transdev now also operating a bus shuttle from the airport to Garagem Atlantico in Rua Alexandre Herculano which is the main Porto bus station for Rede-Expressos.pt and CiteExpress.eu.
The service operates almost hourly between 08:00 (to airport)/ 08:25 (from airport) until 19:00 (to Airport)/ (19:25) from airport. 
Outside these hours, one can use the Metro to Bolhão and then walk the 600m to the Bus Station. Be aware that the Airport Service operates only 2/3 times an hour.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Rail Travel From Seville to Alicante

The only rail routing from Sevilla to Alicante is via Madrid-Atocha or Cuenca.
One has to change trains at least once.
Travel time between 5hrs and 6hrs45mins.
Prices between 63€ and 98€.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Bus from downtown Lisbon to Lisbon Airport to connect to a 07:00 Flight

The Metro in Lisbon only starts operating around 06:00 in the morning.

For those staying downtown in the areas of Cais de Sodre, Rossio & Restauradores and wishing to get to the Airport to catch a flight, there is the Carris night bus route 208 that leaves from Cais de Sodre and passes through Praça Figueira, a short walk from Restauradores.

See: http://carris.transporteslisboa.pt/fotos/produtos/208_asc.pdf

As it goes all round the houses, one should probably be better to getting an early departure.

Timetable here: http://carris.transporteslisboa.pt/pt/autocarro/208/ascendente/

Bear in mind that this takes one to Terminal 1. If leaving from Terminal 2, one then needs to get the bus shuttle from T1 to T2.

Friday, 1 May 2015

I'm not scared to show my ignorance - What is a bifana?

This erudite and highly intellectual question was recently posed on the Portugal Forums on a leading Travel Website.

The answer...

A Bifana is a highly addictive, high fat, portuguese pork sandwich which when consumed with a bit of mustard, and when washed down with a Sagres Black Beer, is the sort of food that the Vikings in the Monty Python Spam Sketch would have sailed all the way to Portugal for!

See (in Portuguese but with pix): http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bifana

And to start the day of right for everyone....

Happy MayDay, Comrades!!!! ;))