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Right now I am coming at you live from the Algarve in Portugal after a couple weeks of craziness. Before I fill you in on that, I have to mention – you are reading the written word of an official Master of Europe. It was looking a little doubtful at one point that I would finish in time, but 2 weeks ago I handed in the infamous thesis that I’ve been struggling with and now I am as free as a bird! Would just like to take this opportunity to thank Rob for all his support and encouragement over the past few months – he has been seriously awesome.
A few days after I was finished school I was off on my first blogger press trip to the region of Poitou Charentes in France aka Cognac Country. It was four days of beautiful old towns, amazing cuisine and of course glasses and glasses of cognac. Much more on that trip soon.
After the conference all of the attendees had the option to choose a two day press trip organized by the Portugal Tourism Board to another part of the country and so I chose the ‘Green and Authentic’ one. The trip actually turned out to be green, authentic AND awesome – again, it was another great opportunity to bond with some other cool travel blogging people while discovering a really beautiful part of the country. We stayed in Braga and from there explored the Peneda-Gerês National Park one day and Guimarães the other. If you are into nature, go to Northern Portugal! It is stunning.