Thu 5 Nov - Faro R&R Day 2
Well, I didn't find Faro to be a very interesting town. So I decided to do a day trip. By train. To another town along the Algarve coast called Tavira.
You see, I had even found the below opinion in a book about Portugal and the Algarve coast. Yes, Faro fits into the "worst of Algarve" while Tavira is "better".
On the train with my return ticket.
The views from the train were not that exciting. It looked pretty much like the below all the time apart from the train stations in villages and small towns.
At Aldi in Australia, you just grab your bakery item with a tong.
Here you scope it to the side where you can grab it without touching anything else. Seemed to work apart from that some earlier customer had left their items there and walked away.
OK, time to explore Tavira. I walked down to its Centro and to its river Rio Gilao. The old bridge is called Ponte Romana.
Views from Ponte Romana.
Down the other way. The tourist restaurants on the left side towards the river.
Almost opposite the water tower is the "old castle" and the stone walls. Well, what remained of both. Which was really no castle and very little wall.
Hey, another Tuk Tuk. I'm not sure if you can see it but the company providing the service is called "Happytuktours". Should that not be "Happy Happy"?
Live entertainment suddenly arrived. These guys were effectively singing karaoke. Accompanied by a tambourine. They were crap.
Off to Lisboa tomorrow. Train leaves 8.24am.