Epilogue

We're back in Florida. Here are some final thoughts about this month-long trip to Tavira, Portugal, where we stayed in this apartment building. The trip back to Faro airport was a bit hairy, as the car service did not show up -- or so it seemed -- but Portugal has a funky way of listing…

Codacil

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments.  My wife and I are leaving Tavira on Wednesday, which is just as well:  it is suddenly cold and rainy, with ominously dark grey and purple heavy clouds rolling in from the direction of Spain and hovering low overhead; I doubt I'd…

Loulé

The experienced traveler always keeps in mind the boundaries of his or her zone of comfort. We were going to go to Loulé this morning but then we would have had to get up at the crack of dawn -- literally, as the sun rises a little after 7am here -- perform our ablutions, have coffee, get…