Lina reporting live from Portugal

As we speak I’m lying in a loungy beach chair, in my shorts and pineapple bikini top, the rain is softly falling on my tanned legs. Yes I said RAIN! It’s my last day in the Algarve, Portugal and it has been cloudy and rainy all day!

Okay, so let me start this vacay journal, by saying I had 10 days of awesome, hot, happy -hey-look-a-palmtree- summer weather! But it has been cloudy for the past 3 days and yes that makes me super cranky, because as a major sun worshipper, my standards for a sunvacation are pretty high. Yes, I’m a spoiled sunbrat.

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Although the rest of my holiday has been lovely, my blog is called Lina Against The Universe for a reason so here’s a little taste of ‘the Universe whooping my ass abroad’ story.

The capital of the Algarve is called Faro and I decided that I wanted to do a little holiday shopping and pay this city a visit by public transportation. I arrived at the Faro busstop and only saw a small, but fancy harbor. I asked someone where the shopping centre was and he told me that I wasn’t even in Faro, but in Villamoura, about halfway. Because it was Sunday, the next bus would arive in 1,5 hour! Pulic transportation is awesome in every country. Sigh.

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After getting on the bus again for another hour, I finally made it to Faro. I jumped out of the bus to spent some well saved vacay euro’s and I saw something so horrible, I can’t even… all the shops were closed! The bells in my head forgot to rang when even the bus was having a lazy day, it was Sunday so the whole city centre had gone silent.

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Despite of the shops being closed, there was still a lot to see in Faro, like a cool harbor, old monuments and the sun was shining, so busfair well spend!

Stay tuned for more tales from the almost always sunny Algarve!

Love,
Lina

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