Portugal!

There are always many paths to the same destination/outcome. Stop thinking about the what if this or that because you will get stuck there.
Make a decision, jump and keep going.
That uncertainty is the biggest challenge and only you can take that hurdle.
Mel Robbins has a book, The 5 Second Rule_ Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage. In it she says, You are one decision away from a completely different life.
Jump!

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I just sent you a DM, but I see you may have answered my questions in your posts. Did you choose to fly into Portugal from Spain to avoid pre-flight PCR testing?

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We’ll be there in July too. On the Silver Coast. Let’s keep in touch.

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I just answered you.
I did not travel through Spain. I flew into Paris
Then Lisbon.
Ask me anything if I can help I will.

In my walking and enjoyment of this beautiful day, I came across one, two, and three.
These are the markers for the pilgrims that are walking El Camino Portugues. Of course I had to follow.





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Interesting phenomena happening in Portugal and Spain.
There’s been a yellow haze most of the day today and my photos all seemed to have a yellow filter but it’s sand blowing from the Sahara.

Keep those masks on!

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Rather eerie, isn’t it?

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Are you seeing some there in France? I had no idea thought it was normal for here but weirdo here thinks it’s pretty cool.

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That would be VERY cool, and I’m sure it makes for even better sunsets. I haven’t seen that in France, which has just been very chilly and gloomy, giving me an excuse to be lazy and just hang with the dogs.
I leave here on Friday and head to Nice on Saturday. I won’t have an excuse then. :blush:
Enjoy Coimbra — I’m sorry I missed that.

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My friend in spain just posted about the dust thing. pretty crazy and a bummer for me as i think it’s going to cover my solar panels and kill the battery in my van (that’s near malaga) so what’s in my fridge will be gross when i return in a week or so. :frowning:

But i am heading for PT at the end of the month to visit friends. so that will be fun.

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Hopefully it won’t stick heavily. I have only noticed a residue but it’s still hanging around so we shall see. Best of luck with the fridge.

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We had this in France last February… we could see it approaching and it was the weirdest thing as all of our little hamlet were out watching the sky … it hadn’t been seen in our area before so the locals were just as bewildered as us until I got on the internet :slight_smile:

With large white terraces we were cleaning up orange dust and sand for months :frowning:

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Wow truly find this fascinating. Today the yellow haze persists but no visible lingering accumulation, at least from what I have seen.
This article shows the impact on Spain. Pretty impressive.

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Oh my….the things we see!!! If the air quality changes, a mask may be appropriate for outdoor adventures :mask:

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I just saw a news item saying Nice and the Var area (where I am) may get the “sable du Sahara” — I might be seeing interesting sunsets after all.

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I’ve booked my trip and I’m off to Porto March 20! Very excited as it’s my first time in Portugal. I’ll be traveling on my own and looking for vegan restaurants. I’ve found a quote a few online and they all have great reviews. A few days in Porto and then Lisbon. Will play out by ear after that. Definately a trip to Sintra though.

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@lhally I took a free walking tour of Porto, and the guide told me about an app called Happy Cow. It’s a one-stop place for vegetarian and vegan fare throughout the world. I’m going to make good use of this!
Enjoy! Make sure you catch some fado!

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Thank you Edith, useful information :blush:

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Thanks Edith! Sorry about the spelling errors on my last post.

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Spelling, schmelling!

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