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Lomo Rally across Spain & Portugal

Massive Lomo adventure across two countries

So, it is really happening! Me, my best friend and my brother are going to cross 2 countries in my brother’s convertible! We go from Valencia to Lisbon, across the Southern Spain and Portugal, and we go back through Extremadura.
The plan is to avoid any big cities, apart from Lisbon there we have to stop ’cause it was a whole idea.

Photo by neja

Here is the whole plan:

September, 7th- we leave Valencia, stop at Calp for lunch, stay overnight at the Bodegas Barranco Oscuro wineyards near Granada;

September, 8th- we drive via Huelva to Sagres, the Southest point of Portugal. We stay there for 2 nights to celebrate my brother’s Birthday by the ocean;

September, 10th- we arrive to Lisbon and stay overnight;

Photo by neja

September, 11th- we leave Lisbon and drive to La Siberia which is in the middle of Spanish Extremadura province. As all of us were born in Russian Siberia, it will be very interesting to compare it with the Spanish one:)) We might visit such towns as Trujillo and Evora. We stay overnight in the middle of La Siberia, at a tiny village of Puebla de Alcocer.

September, 12th or 13th- we arrive back to Valencia.

Photo by neja

I am taking A LOT of films with me to document everything, and I will try to write a blog on a way if there will be any WiFi.
If you live somewhere on our way and would like to meet up for drinks or shoot some doubles- please let me know!

written by neja

25 comments

  1. littlekoala

    littlekoala

    what an amazing trip!!! I can´t wait to see the pictures!!!

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  2. atria007

    atria007

    nice travel @neja ....is fun...have a great travel darling....and if do u want come to madrid tell me hehhe ^__^ kisssesss ^_^

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  3. neja

    neja

    gracias, @astria007, but Madrid is too big...

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  4. catarella

    catarella

    do visit Évora!!! =D and enjoy! also, the coast between sagres and Lisboa is pretty nice, if you have time to spare for a few stops.

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  5. neja

    neja

    @catarella what about Vila Vicosa and Elvas?

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  6. catarella

    catarella

    Hmm.. @neja I've never been there, but should be good too! The most important is that you don't stick to the highway and take the small roads instead (at least part of the way) so that you get a chance to shoot some nice flat fields. They should be amazingly yellow by now! =) I'll think of some more tips when I get out of work!

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  7. neja

    neja

    @catarella we don't want to visit too many towns/ cities 'cause otherwise we will not be able to do the whole trip on time. but we will have to stop anyway, to eat and so on. also, my brother is the only one who drives...

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  8. volker-jp

    volker-jp

    have a great trip with lots of pictures and fun!

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  9. pomps

    pomps

    wow! have a nice trip! enjoy it!

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  10. escudero

    escudero

    That envy trip, you pass through Guadalajara, alas, enjoy, bon voyage

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  11. neja

    neja

    @escudero - Guadalajara, is completely out of our way!:)

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  12. tracyvmoore

    tracyvmoore

    oh wow....sounds like an amazing trip. i wish i was still over there. i would LOVE to see you again and go shooting. have a super awesome time. come to seattle soon ;)

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  13. artichekt

    artichekt

    Wow, that sounds like fun! Say hello to Calp - my family once had a housea little north of Calp. Forget about the sea - the mountains are amazing!! ;-)

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  14. neja

    neja

    @artichekt my brother says, all locals from valencia go to ear seafood to Calp. must be good then!

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  15. neja

    neja

    @tracyvmoore next time you should coordinate your movements with us:))

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  16. artichekt

    artichekt

    I only know tourist places in Calp. You better go to Calp near the harbour - but the best places are a little awya from the coastline. Just ask - there are lots of British folks living there. Everyone speaks English! ;-)

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  17. grazie

    grazie

    Have a fun trip!! Wow that'll be amazing! I'll wait for the photos ;)

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  18. sprofishgel

    sprofishgel

    Hey there! Go throw the coast of Algarve and Alentejo all the way up to Lisbon. Great sights and beachs. You can read one article of Arrifana beach at my home.

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  19. neja

    neja

    @sprofishgel yes, we are going to Algarve- we will be staying a night or two in Sagres, so we will be driving through Tavira perhaps (I have been there once, very lovely).
    @artichekt I speak basic Spanish, so I will try to ask locals!:)

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  20. dj3555

    dj3555

    nice trip , happy birthday 2brother Alexander , waiting 4 the new fotos from U , cause you #1:-) , keep going and goodluck.

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  21. dj3555

    dj3555

    08.31.2011.bir , some poetry 4U on my M

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  22. dj3555

    dj3555

    plan so good , it's beautiful there and not 2hot at this time , vyne season is nice as well , cause I like young Portugal vine taste and so many nice places in Portugal , not just Lisbon , Figuera Da Foz beautiful 2 , and people nice , and yours basic spainish will help U , have a good time and manymany good fotos . LoveU

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  23. purepaty

    purepaty

    if you do not speak Spanish well, speaks in English which is the second language spoken in Portugal.
    if you were in the Algarve for more days, I would like to meet you.
    since you're going to Tavira, go as well to Faro and Lagos, these cities are very beautiful.

    enjoy the trip!! ^.^

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  24. neja

    neja

    Ok, it didn't go according to the plan, but it was super cool anyway!
    We did 600 km in a first day and stsyed in Sierra Nevada mountains for the night. We visited amazing organic winery and bought 4 reds and 4 Cavas from them.we did 600 km more next day and stayed in Sagres, Portugal for 2 nughts. We explored Elvas, Estremoz and Evora in the next days. We swimmed in the lake of La Siberia, Extremadura and stayed in Cirdoba overnight. We drove 600 km to rich Valencia, with two stops- in tge mountains and in Albacete. Vous a la!:)

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  25. tatt00

    So you didn't came to Lisbon? Next time you should and be sure to bring LOADS of film! ;)
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