Portugal- New year – new luck?

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We are now for 6 weeks in Portugal and have the luck in this dicey situation, consisting of lockdown, Corona measures and camping bans, to park our bus on the property of friends. More than three years ago, the two families, consisting of 6 adults and 2 children, decided to give up their old life in Germany and exchange it for 3 hours of forest in the Western Algarve. They also set out at that time to live a life worth living, beyond the 40-hour week. They realized their dream and their visions, designed their land, built their houses themselves and created a self-sufficient and free life for themselves. We have visited them several times in recent years, but unfortunately always with far too little time. This time we want to take more time to get to know the place, the environment and the people better. Unfortunately, the conditions for free and spontaneous travel are extremely bad at the moment. When we arrived in Portugal on December 22, the “Corona situation” was still relatively relaxed, all stores and also bars and restaurants were open. We could still celebrate a sociable Christmas and slipped into the new year with great plans and visions. But in a very short time the situation changed drastically. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Due to the British virus mutation, the numbers increased rapidly and meanwhile Portugal has the highest infection rate worldwide. The social life is down to a minimum and we have not moved the bus since our arrival. We decided together with the others to go into quarantine to protect ourselves and others. Our travel plans were actually different. We wanted to go from beach to beach, surf every day and just enjoy life. But we will have to postpone that for now and make the best out of the current situation. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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