Its sunday and like any Europe country, everything is usually closed or opening late. In my case, all stores were closed but lots of food available. The only time I even complain, when there is food available ( Typical Farah- as my mum says). It ended being a very relaxed day and got to catch up with an old friend.
It was an early morning running for me as always, its the perfect way to start my day in Faro. It creates this sense of peace when having the time to run in such a beautiful location. I ran future and got to see the little houses, met a few barking dogs and just took it all in. As soon as I had my run, got a little breakfast and went to the beach with Bianca.
It was time to explore Faro and find more food. All the shopping stores for clothing, books or anything sort of fashionable were closed. It only meant one thing………. FOOOOOOOOD. We wondered through the town in about 27 degree weather, the ideal weather for October.
Faro, is populated with Portuguese people which is what I liked about it. Not alot of tourist and not alot of drunk people which made walking around the town lovely. The town reminded a little of Muscat in Oman with the old architecture, which I am sure all has a story to tell. The people were polite and helpful.
About 1pm and my tummy was wanting food, so we stopped for a snack at Padaria Urbana. They has soooooo many options I wanted it all. When it comes to Portuguese pastries I stick to my favourite, Pastel De Nata. It was a nice fruit juice and pastry to break my hunger madness.
After a long walk, it was town for a real meal – LUNCH TIME. We looked for a tradition Portuguese dish from Faro which surprised us with all amazing taste. The dish we got was a seafood cataplana, and when it came it was filled with delicious seafood and a sauce that was divine.
After a good meal, My mum and I headed to see a good old friend I havent seen I was 12. Omar is an inspiring young man who makes me so proud, and seeing him after such a long time made my trip to Faro even better.
At about 5pm it was time to head back to Praia to Faro for a ladies fun session on the beach. It was time to see the last sunset in Faro with a beer and good company. Our dinner was at our favourite place, Wax Restaurant.
24 thoughts on “A Blast From The Past On A Sunday In Faro”
Looks like you had a really great day! Best times are at the beach. Great post, thanks for sharing.
At least there was delicious food on offer. Coming from Australia most things are open on a Sunday. I find it so frustrating when travelling that other countries don’t have this too.
27 degrees in October sounds like the perfect weather! The food looks delicious too!
Faro looks fab! We’ve just got back from Lisbon (learning to surf, badly!) and are new fans of Portugal. Will add Faro to the list of places to go back and visit!
Sounds like a great day: food, family, and friends. Doing culinary tours of new places is a delicious way to experience the city. Your lunch sounded and looked fantastic!!
Your meal looks so delicious! I love seafood in pretty much any form. This looks like an amazing place to explore on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
This is such a great post and your photos are beautiful! That seafood dish looks soo yummy!
Looks lovely! So dedicated of you to go for runs on your holiday:) I should probably go to Faro sometime since Portugal is so close to where I live. The seafood dish looks delicious, I’ll have to try it sometime!
Good weather good food good company seems like a perfect trip! Good to know about FARO. the letters reminded me of I AM STERDAM letters in Amsterdam.
Faro looks like a lot of fun! We also love to workout early in the morning; gives us a lot of energy for the day!
Nice blog girl!! Keep it up 🙂
Wow! It seems that you had a lot of fun! It’s nice to hear your story because it brings the positive vibe! And omg!!! The seafood though! It looks so delicious that makes me want to taste it! You’ve got a great post! Keep going!
Ah, I have always wanted to visit Faro and those pastels oh drool, they are so delicious!!
Faro is on my list. Looks like it is a fun place to explore.
I’ve never heard of this place until I see this post. It’s amazing! It makes me yearn more of the beach and the sand.
You also sound like you had a great time and I’m glad you did!
Share more of your fun and filling adventures!
it seems you really had a great time!
I so love your yellow dress <3 <3 where'd you get that?
Faro looks good, I agree with you I love places with less tourist. I love to get along more with the locals.
What a perfect way to spend a Sunday. That seafood dish looks absolutely delicious! I don’t think you can beat fresh seafood in the sunshine.
Sounds like you had a wonderful day.. AND you got to see a long time friend after a long time is just fantastic!.. The seafood cataplana looks delicious too.. Craving for some seafood now!
omg! That dress is gorgeous. I would have loved to have taken a picture next to that Faro sign
what a great day in Faro. I spent a vacation in nearby Lagos and I loved the mood in Portugal: lounging on beautiful beaches, eating seafood, and repeating!
That yellow dress is lovely and Faro looks beautiful! I should look into paying a visit.
Faro seems so amazing… I wanna visit now soon. Ur pics r so cool. I love the yellow dress
Faro looks so cool. Who would want to leave a beautiful place like this. I enjoyed all your crazy pictures, haha. The Portuguese dish looks good I hope you can find vegan food in Faro.
I must try Pastel De Nata, but unfortunately there are no Portuguese restaurants around. You are more of a beach person, I like the liveliness of your pictures and the funny faces you make. Seems you had a great day. Faro looks like a great place to visit in Portugal.