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!)