The Alentejo Experience in Portugal

Ready for TAP airlines and Portugal in my new grey  Gram Sneakers and my Cape Sweden cape, travel bag by River Island

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About 30 minutes by car from Lisbon airport is the town of Troja a roman ruin, we stayed at Aqualuz Hotel, a very well equipped hotel with indoor and outdoor pools, spa, here is also and  where 28 young dolphins live,  we got to meet with them.

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We had an amazing  lunch at A Escola, a former school with amazing food

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Pine nut cake a specialty of the house

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The gorgeous inlands nature of Alentejo

We drove to beautiful Porto Covo

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Good Morning Monte do Zambujeiro, this luxury B&B in the middle of nature is owned by amazing monica, a portugese lady that is extremely involved in agriculture, and doing the right thing,.

Ready for a morning hike in The Rota Vincentina with a picnic in the nature!

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We had Bacalau the local dish with dried cod, at the Monte do Zambujeiro, next day we did a photoshoot with gorgeous model Carina from Elite Lisbon, wearing a Demadly bathingsuit and a Casual Couture Hat

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Alice tried the hat at Monte do Zambujeiro, together with her new Charabia Paris dress

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Local Sardines Snack at the village of Vila Nova de Milfontes, then coffees and a sweets at Restaurante Morais

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Shooting Model number two,  Isilda from Elite Lisbon, in the village of Vila Nova de Milfontes, Isilda is wearing a dress and jacket from Stockholm store Maruschka de Margò

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Truly the best dinner I have had in a very long time at  Tasca do Celso in Vila Nova de Milfontes, bread, local ham from the local black pig, and eggs, then an incredible steak, 

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Last night we stayed at Pousada Castelo de Alcácer do Sal, Alfonso II, a luxury property in a former castle, with a splendid view of the cute traditional village of Alcácer do Sal, with over 5000 years of history.

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In the hotel’s beautiful courtyard, just before dinner at the hotel’s Rio Sado Restaurat.

I am wearing a dress by Joseph Ribkoff and Alice is wearing Charabia

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My conclusion of this incredible trip is that The Alentejo area is a combination of History, culture, unique nature experiences, sports, hiking, sunbathing, food and wine, perfect for family vacationing or a tête-á-tête romantic get away.

 

 

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