3000KM, 8 cities, 5 countries, 5 days, 3 people, 1 car
After a very hectic week and a 24-hour travel, we finally set our feet in Brussels, Belgium on a Sunday afternoon on the 19th of May. We brought the sunshine with us as I heard it was raining all week long. I can’t believe the trip has officially started! By the way, I had to postpone the trip for 10 days because of more important matters* so instead of a 2-week road trip, we were now down to 5 days! How to embrace all places in a short period? Sadly, we had to drop ¾ of the places we planned on seeing such as Amsterdam, the rest of Belgium, Zermatt, Switzerland, south of France and south of Spain. We wasted no time so we met our very good friends who live in Brussels and they showed us a remarkable time. Only an afternoon in this lovely city and we were able to have a bird’s eye view of what this place is about. We got a bottle of Belgian beer, got our map and plotted only the cities that were on top of our list for the road trip. We left early morning the next day and we were off to the start of our journey…
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In my previous entry, I wrote about the five-day road trip from Brussels to Portugal. Algarve was our last stop in that very hectic schedule. All I could remember in the 4 days in Algarve was the food experience. THIS was what I call a VACATION. We were very relaxed, we did not site-see and we did not have an exact schedule to do anything but eat. The beauty of being with a local is they know where to buy the good stuff. My Aunt, who we stayed with in Portugal, was an expert on food and drink. We basically just followed whatever she suggested us to eat.
#1. MARUFO 1 in Quarteira, Algarve is a restaurant that serves Piri piri Chicken, Sardines, steak and Whiskey Tartar without the tourist rates. (It was 80 Euros for 5 people) This is where locals go to eat. We had to try what Portugal is famous for, the SARDINIAS. It is incomparable to ones we have in the Philippines that come in bottles. These were gigantic and was cooked only with salt and served with tomatoes, onions, and potatoes. It tasted amazing!
Together with the Sardinias was the “FRANGO” (Portuguese for Chicken) served with fries. Order these two and you’re good to go.
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