Travel Adventures: Alentejo, Portugal

For the past two years my friends and I have been going on holiday together. This year was no different. For a week we disconnect from the real world and focus on having fun and making memories together. From burger nights around a bonfire to falling asleep while looking at the stars, all of us look forward to this week all year.

Everyday was an adventure whether we’re talking about cooking dinner or exploring the surroundings.

During the day we enjoyed the sun and the pool, played cards, listened to music and went on hikes. All the magic happened at night.

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So this is what happened on this trip…

On the first night we fell asleep while looking at the stars and let me tell you…if you don’t look at the stars every once in a while you’re missing out. Looking at the stars makes me realise how small we all are and how problems don’t really matter since we mean so little in a world that is so big.

travel adventures

travel adventures

travel adventures

On the second night we had a failed burger night. The bonfire wasn’t cooperating so we decided to use the good old stove to cook our burgers. Before going to bed we watched Home Alone 2 but I fell asleep.

travel adventures

travel adventures

travel adventures

In the afternoon of the third day we went for a walk and I took so many pictures. It was so good to just appreciate the nature and breathe the fresh air from the country side.

At night we had a dance party and when we got tired we watched Insidious Three and I fell asleep…again.

travel adventures

travel adventures

travel adventures

The next day we had a water balloon fight and it was so much fun!

At night some of us played Monopoly and I won! That was the night I became a millionaire with a dozen hotels.

travel adventures

travel adventures

travel adventures

On the fourth day we helped the boys build a bunk bed and I almost broke my head but that’s a story for another day. To be quite honest I don’t think we helped that much… we got tired and went back to the pool not really caring.

At night we watched another horror movie but decided to go to bed in the middle of it…do you see a pattern here?!

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travel adventures

travel adventures

The next day we went for a walk along the river and it was so beautiful! All the nature and a tiny waterfall. Our planet has these beautiful hidden places that are so worth seeking.

At night we climbed to the top of a hill and looked at the stars. We saw a huge shooting star and found so many constellations.

travel adventures

travel adventures

travel adventures

travel adventures

After that night we decided to go back to the top of the hill every night. Such an amazing experience to go through with your friends. We laid side by side and just looked at the stars. It seems like a simple thing to do but it had such an impact on me. We listened to “Saturn” by Sleeping at Last while looking at them and I felt so peaceful like nothing else was important.

And that was it. Days spent with friends where nothing else mattered besides us.

travel adventures

travel adventures

travel adventures

travel adventures

 

How about you? Is there a place you like to go with your friends?

 

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6 thoughts on “Travel Adventures: Alentejo, Portugal

  1. I absolutely love this! This whole experience just sound priceless & I can see why you and your friends wait all year round for this week as it sounds amazing! Like you said, sometimes doing the simple things are best because it’s all about the people that you’re sharing them with and making memories with. Your perspective when looking at the stars about how none of our problems matter really really touched me & you know what you’re 100% right. This was such a great post & I really genuinely enjoyed reading it, thank you for sharing & I look forward to hearing about next year’s trip! Xxx

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! It means a lot to me that you enjoyed this post! Sometimes the simple things really are the ones that makes us happier and spending time with friends is one of them! Your comment really turned my day around and I thank you for that! Xx

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