Hi, It’s Gail from sunny Algarve.

I wanted to let you all know what’s been happening over here. Friendship Travel was pleased to present Ken Russell with a Friendship beach towel to celebrate him traveling over 18,000 kilometres to holiday in Portugal!! Ken, who lives in Sydney, Australia, will be 85 this year and has had a few singles, holidays before, but this was his first (of many) with FT. His fellow travellers in the group all got on extremely well together, new friendships were made and promises to meet up again on a future Friendship holiday will continue to be discussed. The group became so close, they continued to eat out and spend time together for their whole stay, and whilst ages ranged from 40 to 84, everyone kept up!!! In fact it was the younger members who were in bed first on some nights!

Guests enjoying dinner during a Friendship Travel holiday.

The group enjoyed great weather during their stay, had a relaxing boat cruise together – which was a day to remember for all. The more energetic in the group walked to Vilamoura from Olhos D’Agua beach. A mere 1 ½ hour stroll along the coast line!

Here are the group enjoying a lovely meal at a family run restaurant- Calheiros –in the resort of Olhos D’ Agua.

For anyone coming out to Portugal, I look forward to welcoming you to the Algarve.