Virtual Holiday Finale: Week 15

Our final week abroad

Well, after 15 weeks of touring Australia and western Europe, we pack our suitcases for the last time before heading home.

With social restrictions easing across Melbourne and Victoria, we thought we would have one more week in Portugal before saying, “tchau” and heading home to adventures within our 25km radius.  

So for our final fling, communications volunteer, Leesa, takes us to Lagos, Porto and Sintra in Portugal – with some holiday snaps by her colleague, Peter. We hope you enjoy!


Picture: Julie Aagaard, Pexels

Lagos Portugal Old Town walk and talk 

Lagos Algarge, Portugal: Cliffs, Caves, Beaches and Boat Tour

Zoo de Lagos - Algarve - Portugal 2016

Lago, Portugal, Vlog | Missing our flight, beaches & bars | Antoinette Victoria

Cidade de Lagos - Algarve - Portugal

Lagos in the Algarve, much to do and see / Portugal Travel Vlog / Two And A Half Travel

Dolphin watching with sealife, Lagos


The beautiful city of Porto, as photographed by my colleague Peter, during his visit last year.

Porto, Portugal, Walking Tour

Travel Guide: Exploring Lagos, Porto & the Algarve caves

10 Things to do in Porto, Portugal Travel Guide

Our trip to the Crystal Palace Gardens in Porto, Portugal

Palácio de Cristal - Porto, Portugal

Porto Travel Guide - Portugal Bucket List Ideas

Botanical Garden of Porto, Portugal

Porto Cathedral Tour

Porto PORTUGAL World's Greatest McDonalds, Porto Cathedral, Church of St. Francis!

No ordinary train station!  My colleague, Peter, took this photo of Sao Bento Train Station during his last trip to Portugal.

São Bento Train Station | Porto Tourist Attraction


The colourful Palace of Pena, with the mountains in the background.  Another great holiday snap from Peter.

Palace of Pena Tour | Sintra Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira - Palácio da Regaleira Sintra - Portugal Travel Tour

Sintra Portugal Walking Tour - Old Town relaxing walk

PORTUGAL: Stunning Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) in Sintra

Secret initiation well of Sintra, Portugal (2018)

Historic Monserrate Palace and Park in Sintra, Portugal

Sintra. National Palace, Portugal

Hans Christian Andersen House, Moorish Castle & Lisbon Forest

Portuguese Air Force Aviation Museum

Praia da Adraga - Sintra - Portugal

Sintra Tramway, Portugal

Well, there we have it!

Thank you so much for joining me over these past 15 weeks. 

I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.  I am really looking forward to the end of COVID so I can go and visit some of these amazing places in person.

In the meantime, I look forward to doing some exploring a little closer to home next week.

And if you would like to suggest some local gems or provide any feedback, please just email me on

Thank you!

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