Synopsis by Hal Erickson
After spending two episodes of his popular PBS TV series in Spain, it makes perfect geographic sense for Rick Steves to devote an equal amount of time to Portugal. Arriving at the Algarve, or the Portuguese southern coast, Rick stops over at a traditionally whitewashed fishing village, where the locals haul in their daily quota of squid. Then it's off to the bustling high-rise district of Lagos, site of Portugal's cataclysmic 1755 earthquake. Also visited is Cape Sagres, the embarkation point of many a 15th century explorer. This 25th episode of Travels in Europe With Rick Steves is capped by a stopover at a Portuguese quarto (or B and B), and a convivial chat with fellow tourists who've made the Algarve district their permanent home.