Beach, iPhoneography, Portugal, Travel

Summer photo journal: Alentejo river boat life

19 August 2019
Alentejo river boat

Luxury travel isn’t always about thread count, pillow menus and egg-white omelets with organic spinach. Sometimes luxury lies in the uniqueness of the destination. In absence of other people. In connection with nature.
We ticked all these boxes last week on a floating short break along the Guadiana river shores in Alentejo, the beautiful region North of Algarve. Together with friends and their two teenage sons we rented a river boat at Amieira Marina in Moura.
The river boat named Monsarraz, soon baptised as floating caravan, was ours to enjoy. It had everything, yellow plastic chairs, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, be it all in the tiniest form – matchbox size – possible. Beds were really uncomfy, this is mere about waiting for the night to pass than get an 8 hour beauty sleep. But the funny thing is, it didn’t matter much.
Manoeuvring our boat along a buoy in the middle of the river mattered. Boys diving from the roof and yours truly down the boarding ladder for numerous swims in the river. With absolutely nobody in sight. Lost in time sums it up, this is how we roll in high season in Alentejo!

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