Renting cars here is much like anywhere else, with a few peculiarities such as restrictions on taking the car out of Portugal, where exactly you’ll be picking up the car, how the rental companies here handle damage coverage, and a very weird, counter-intuitive, and ridiculously overpriced toll system that you’ll have to plan for before you rent.
Abandoned to degradation and graffiti, Palácio da Comenda was once known as one of the most regal palaces on the European coast, having hosted Portuguese royalty, French aristocracy, and the First Family of the U.S.
This route won’t necessarily show you everything, but it will surely guide you through way more than just the highlights. Start from the capital or jump in at any point in the loop: here’s an idea of what not to miss in each of these stops, but how long you stay or what you skip is up to you.
If you’re looking for a quick and inexpensive holiday, here’s a look at the cheapest airlines in Europe — and what the ticket prices don’t include.
The scrutiny with which the border patrrol looked at the IDs of anybody resembling a Middle Easterner was incredible. The man in front of me had his ID inspected with a magnifying glass by three different people.
We had entered the great Dutch migration. Hundreds upon hundred of holiday-makers were heading from Spain and the south of France back to the Netherlands.
The stereotype that truckers and prostitutes go hand in hand is absolutely true.
If you have ever been in a camper van whilst the driver takes a hit on a bong going 100km an hour, and not feared for your life, you are a braver man than I.