Is that true? The shocking truth is that they actually do. Ah shock I've actually lost the vampire tone, and got a more human look, no bronzed goddess.. Yet XD
well hey guys, I've returned from my little holiday hiatus. I had a great time well apart from the first experience of sun burn.. Not too fun I'll add.
The Portuguese weather was incredible and I'm having a hard time re-adjusting to wearing jeans and hoddies when I've been in shorts and dresses for that length of time. I stayed in a lovely villa in Galé just outside Albureira in Portugal. As well as the weather the sites were lovely, though I do wish that I had got a better chance to go on more sightseeing tours.
I visited the Aquashow water park while I was there and I must say it was incredible. There were numerous amounts of water slides and pool, roller coasters and there were many places were you could hold birds of prey, such as owls or an eagle, exotic birds such as Parrots and reptiles like snakes and Iguanas. I stuck to the birds, because I'm kinda freaked out by snakes, and I really didn't fancy holding the iguana. My only note about the place is the Airrace ride, if you have a weak stomach do past it up. I'm quite ok with most things and not much causes me to feel sick and I was pretty much heaving coming off it, it's one of those rides that spin and hold you upside down for periods of time. It doesn't look as bad as it feels when you watch it but trust me it is quite intense.
i didn't go to the slide and splash or the zoo marine but I'm guessing they are as fun parks as the Aquashow was.
later on in the week we visited the Marina and the building surrounding it are of all the colours of the rainbow which are very interesting, as we traveled downwards to the dock area we actually got the chance to ride segways around the whole area, if you ever get the chance to try a Segway please do, the are the most fun experience on two wheels. I was quite nervous about falling when I seen them but if you aren't careless and follow the instructions you'll be fine and they really do travel at some speed.
In the area there are two main towns, old town and the Newtown, both are within walking distance of each other, that is if you care you walk down (or up) a very large hill (both are not pleasant in the heat, which begs the question why I did it many times). The old town is more little shops and restaurants with the main square being turned into a stage for performers at night, though their are more bars closer to the beach. The Newtown and the strip is mostly shops and bars, there are a few nightclubs near the end of the strip just before the beach at that end. If you ever visit there I recommend that at some point visit either town at night, it's were it really gets lively. However if your traveling with a family with children I would say old town would be better suited as there are more family attractions their, such as characters, performances and even the circus there, the new town would be more suited in my opinion to a younger crowd, like stag/hen dos or the group of friends holidays as it's more of a party scene.
All in all I had a great time, but the traveling has really worn me out and it will take me a while getting settled again and to get through most of the messages that have piled up.
I hope you are all well, and that life is treating you well.