Inspired by the streets of Olhão

So I guess it´s time I talk about southern edge of Portugal, called the Algarve, place that I call home for over 5 years. I would like to dedicate this post to small town named Olhão where these outfit photos were taken. You might break your tongue trying to pronounce the name like locals, but in two year or so after I started speaking portuguese I managed to say it correctly without people asking to respeak. True story.

This town with the Algarve’s biggest fishing port is located near Faro, which is considered Algarve´s capital. Just 20 minutes by the car from the airport and you will find yourself wandering through its narrow streets. Olhão has it´s charm which is hard to explain. It is one of the few coastline towns in southern Portugal which still feels so autentic with its fish and vegetable market and amazing seafood reastaurants. Moorish-influenced neighbourhoods make it a pleasant place to wander. My favorite places are oldtown, marina and Ria Formosa Natural Park. I love taking the ferry to the sandy islands of Farol, Culatra or Armona (still haven´t been). The pier is located between the fishing port and markets of Olhão. it´s like stepping back in time to the island with no cars and artificiality. I am planining to prepare new outfit post with photos from one of the islands while I will be on vacation, so stay tuned!

Nothing you don’t already know, but experiencing the local culture is a huge part of travelling and trying traditional food is largely connected with that cultural experience. For that reason, for those who are planing to visit Olhão one day I would like to share my favorite places to eat or grab a drink.

 

Traditional and traditional food with a twist:

Tasquinha O Galo

Ta Pronto

Chá Chá Chá

Terra i Mar

Bioco Olhão

Restaurante O Horta

I could go on and on…

 

Places to grab a drink and snack:

Saaz Craft Beer Lounge

Catita & Companhia Bar

7 Imeio Wine Bar

Emotions – Brunch & Cocktail Bar

 

See you in Olhão?

 

 

 

P.S Photos of my previous outfit post also were taken in Olhão.

 

Best wishes | Šilčiausi linkėjimai,

L.

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