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New blog series: I went to Portugal

I have recently taken a “social media vacation” that lasted about a month. I wasn’t completely gone, but I wasn’t posting much, wasn’t reading much, and barely responded to people. The reason was simple:

I was on a month-long vacation in Portugal with my family.

My wife’s sister and her husband have lived in Lisboa and Porto for over ten years, and this was our first visit. We set aside a whole month at the end of the tourist season, late September through October, to see the sights, drink cafe on the sidewalks, and generally hang out and get to know the country. We did some things designed for the turista and some that locals do.

And yeah, the trip has been a secret, mostly, because I don’t think it’s wise to tell the world when the whole family is going out of the country together. It’s not that I’m afraid people would rush to my empty home to rob it, it’s that they’d rush to our home to rob it and find my niece living there, house-sitting for us.

So: trip reports, with pictures, coming up.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.


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Oct. 23rd, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC)
That sounds awesome. And you can do that with homeschooling!

Looking forward to the pix.
Oct. 24th, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
month-long vacation in Portugal

every time I hear Portugal, I hear the old song from the Napoleonic Wars, and wonder if you have taken the Kings Schilling to do so... ahh yes, brains are so funny some days.
Oct. 24th, 2015 02:43 pm (UTC)
I confess, it didn't look much like those old Sharpe's movies. Much greener.
Oct. 24th, 2015 09:02 pm (UTC)
their uniform was green, does that count?
Oct. 24th, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC)
Let's go with yes.

Portugal wasn't what you'd call green and lush, but it was less desert than the movies make it look.
Oct. 24th, 2015 12:06 pm (UTC)
How was the hell that is decriminalizing drug possession? ;-)
Oct. 24th, 2015 02:43 pm (UTC)
I'd completely forgotten about that! Except for one sweaty guy trying to sell me some weed on the sly, I never saw anything to do with drugs.
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