Portugal in early December is a nice place to go – not as hot as in summer and far fewer tourists! But you can still walk around in short sleeves without a jacket.

We first spent a weekend at a Scottish country dance workshop in a posh hotel in Estoril, near Lisbon, and then drove down to the Algarve, staying in Mértola (near the Spanish border), Faro, and Lagos for about a week, before driving to Lisbon to fly home again.

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