Megan starts her journey in the beautiful Douro
valley, whose vineyards create the world famous
drink which gave Portugal its name: port.
From there she journeys north to the wild and spectacular Peneda Geres National Park for some
trekking. She then heads south to Fatima,
joining the thousands of pilgrims who have journeyed
from around the world, hoping for a cure.
She continues south to Santarem, where
she learns all about the art of bullfighting
using horses, and these bulls don't end up dead. She
goes to the bullfight, and happily joins in the general
celebrations around town afterwards. From there she
makes a brief stop in the capital Lisbon,
taking us on a tour of the famous Age of Discovery historic sites commemorating Portugal's role
in world exploration. She ends her stay in Lisbon joining
in a local wedding, and has a great night out on the
town. Before heading out, she visits the famous Church
of Bones, whose walls are lined with hundreds
of human skeletons.
We next find her on the world famous beaches of the Algarve, the Riviera of Portugal, where
not only does she swim and sunbathe but she does a bit
of oyster fishing,and joins a local
archeological dig uncovering Portugal's Moorish past.
She ends her beach stay with some very relaxing and
restorative seaweed therapy.
The last leg of her journey takes her out to the Azores,
a former whaling port. She goes for a hike on the islands
volcano before heading out to do some whale watching.
The whale watchers (former whalers) of these islands
can spot whales better than any plane spotters can.
Her trip ends on the magical sight of whales breaching the sea.