I couldn’t resist. As of Monday, Semana Santa (Easter week holiday for those outside Spain) is over. Luckily, despite the rain, I have some new photos to show for it.
I went West to Portugal. Mainly for budget reasons, but also because Portugal happens to be one of my favorite European countries. First stop, Lagos.
Lagos was traditional, but touristy. The small city arises from jutting cliffs and hidden caves. Brits, Germans and a great smattering of other nationalities have certainly discovered its charms. For traditional Portuguese prices, however, don’t expect to find them here.
The other bad news, this Semana Santa brought rain to the entire Iberian Peninsula. Easter processions were cancelled and rain soaked the cities. Consequently, the weather didn’t quite inspire me to swim, only to drink more tawny Portuguese port! (Which I do love!)
These are beautiful photos. It rained the whole time I was in Lagos; at least you got some sunshine! You’re right about it being touristy. I felt like there were only Brits and Germans there.
Seriously, trampled by tourists! Though, it brings up the argument I discussed recently with some friends. It’s funny how tourists always complain about other tourists. Are “travelers” different from “tourists”?
Haha true! I don’t mind it, but it a weird experience to go somewhere and see only other visitors.