How to rent a car in Portugal

If you have been following this blog for the past week, you know that my partner and I have been cruising around the Algarve in a fancy new Fiat. Fifi as I endearingly refer to her as.

After doing some Algarve research, we decided that the best way to see the region was to have the independence to tour around on our own time, wherever and whenever we wanted,  and so it was decided that renting a car made the most sense.

However, before you rent a car in Portugal, or any country for that matter, you must do your research.
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FYI Friday: Roadtrip!

Algarve

We spent last weekend enjoying the sights and sounds of Lisbon. Walking through the narrow streets, the smell of  clean laundry on the line, taking in the tiled buildings and views from all corners of the city. View Post

Three Things I Loved About Lisbon

We recently spent five days in Lisbon, the capital and tourist centre of Portugal.

The selfie sticks, fanny packs, and Tilley hats were everywhere. However, since we were visiting during shoulder season, I’m sure it is nothing in comparison to what the locals are used to seeing during the summer months.

Lisbon had all the hustle and bustle of a large tourist town and given the beauty of the city, and the charm of the locals, it was easy to look beyond the throngs of tourists to enjoy this incredibly interesting, historic capital.

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Portuguese Pride

alfama

I have learned many things about Portugal in the short two weeks I have been here. For instance, the ‘jegging’ fad is still going strong, you can get a decent glass of wine for $1.50, and pastries are the fifth food group. However, the most beautiful and heartwarming thing I have learned thus far during my time here is the pride the people have for their country. View Post