Once we finally reached Faro in the Algarve (about a 3hr drive from Lisbon), we went straight to Ria Formosa for some oyster picking with quite the dreamboat as our captain. Ricardo took us under his helm and dubbed himself my “Oyster Prince,” and so began a fairytale day that could only happen in the Algarve. Honestly, don’t barf yet… in the moment, with the breathtaking view, fresh fleshy oysters in your hand accompanied with champagne, and a Portuguese Fabio carrying you over the water, you would utter the words “fairytale” too, okay?
In pictures, here’s how Day 1 in the Algarve unfolded:
Not pictured but greatly notable is "medroinio" also known as a firewater shot. It doesn't burn but it'll definitely leave you hot and not-so sober.
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