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Sunday, August 8, 1999
Lagos to Salema, Portugal
Portugal's FlagAlgarve's Flag

Salema, Portugal:
Latitude: 37° 3' 56" North
Longitude: 8° 49' 47" West
Altitude: 372 feet
From Seattle: 5808 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Estalagem Infante do Mar

Today's Travel:
Country: Portugal
Region: Algarve
Path:Lagos - Salema, Portugal
Linear:9 miles
Weather: Partial Sun / Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 850
Linear Dist: 155990
Countries Visited: 60
Regions Visited: 241
More stats...
Hotels: 272
Friends / Family: 176
Camping: 118
Hostels: 217
Transit: 57
Other Lodging: 9
Beers: 3169

Journal Entry:
Thankfully recovered from yesterday's hangover. Pack and walked in to town to see what our options were for heading further West. Opted to head for Salema, about half way to Sagres - Europe's Southwesterly most point. A short bus ride got us to the Salema crossroads. From there we had a couple kilometer hike into the coastal town. Splurged on a very nice hotel room with an excellent view. The town of Sagres is supposed to be a charming fishing village that somehow escaped the tourist boom. I find it beautiful but definitely touristy and with the feeling of a resort town that completely shuts down during the off season. Amy and I spent the entire afternoon on the beautiful beach - very cold water though.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Portugal
CIA World Fact Book: Portugal

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