Day 01 - Monday, April 10, 2023 – Fly to Munich, Germany – Connect to Lisbon, Portugal
We left snowy Colorado springtime behind and we are on our way across the Atlantic to Lisbon and the Portuguese archipelagos of the Azores and then Madeira. Discovered by the Portuguese navigators in the early 1400’s, these volcanic island chains are noted for their laid-back atmosphere and beautiful unspoiled environment.
During the Age of Exploration, one hundred years before Pedro Álvares Cabral discovered Brazil, Vic’s home country, the Portuguese settled these islands far into the Atlantic. Not afraid of falling off of the edge of the world, these hearty and fearless navigators from Portugal discovered our next destinations.
Our Lufthansa flight from Denver to Munich was scheduled to leave at 4:10 pm. After a brief layover in Germany, we will fly to Lisbon. We will catch up with you again after checking in to our hotel and beginning our next journey of GarciaTrips.
This adventure will take us to a new part of the Atlantic as well as let us enjoy a relatively unpopulated and rural culture. Exploring the sea routes of Magellan, Cabral, Vasco da Gama, Cabrilho, and many more, we are excited to be explorers ourselves. Vic is especially anxious to practice his Portuguese.
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Went to the Azores in 2019. One of the most beautiful and unspoiled places I have ever been. Looking forward to reading about your trip.
I am looking forward to reading about your island adventures. My family is from the Azores and Madeira. I went to the Azores in 2019 with family and absolutely loved it! The scenery is breathtaking. Madeira is still on my list. Hopefully I can convince Tim to join me after he reads about your experience.
Enjoy!!! Always lovely to read your trip reports! Aproveitem muito
Always beautiful snow in Monument ... brings back some fun memories. Can't wait to follow along!
Bin voyage neighbors! Safe flights and have a wonderful time going back in time in the Azores! I’ll keep an eye on your elephant for y’all!
Beautiful snow pictures!! Looking forward to your adventures. I wonder if Vic will find that his Portuguese has changed from what is currently spoken as I found in Finland. My Finn was the way it was spoken by my grandparents in early1900s. Many words and phrases had changed. It was interesting.
How lovely to see the pics of the snow! We mostly just dream of the snow, here in Seattle... Have a wonderful adventure...have fun with the Portuguese language...and take lots of pictures. Bob and I both look forward to your posts!
WOW!!! I never know what to wear! Inside your pocket. I should stay quiet comfortable. I look forward to the pictures and views you always take andd share with your travelers. GREAT to hear from you! Be safe.
Looking forward to your detailed narratives and beautiful photos on this new trip. Have fun!
I am in Taiwan airport on way to Tokyo with OAT. This trip you are doing is my trip for 2024. Enjoy!
Looking forward to following you . Sounds like will be great adventure.
Looking forward to following your adventure.
Off again . . . how nice, especially leaving the snow behind. Love to you both.
Looking forward to reading about the islands. I guess there is no subway there.
I can’t wait to follow along with you!
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Good for you, taking an adventure! Hope all goes well, & I'll enjoy following you.
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