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Sintra – Portugal’s most spell-binding town

If there was ever a town that looks like it has been picked straight out of a Disney movie and dropped on the outskirts of a major city, Sintra is it. Twenty kilometers north of Lisbon, Sintra is another world completely; it couldn’t be any more different from the frantic routine of its neighbouring city.  It’s like stepping through the wardrobe in to Narnia, except Narnia is a huge expanse of luscious green gardens and forests and dreamlike castles and palaces.

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‘Shrooms and skinny dips

Everyone’s been to Alicante, right? Or at least knows someone that has been?

It’s one of Spain’s biggest tourist traps, particularly as it’s one of the main gateway’s to the Costa Blanca.  I half expected it to be full of expats and almost a bit too touristy, but I was pleasantly surprised.

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