You know the feeling when your head is here yet your heart is elsewhere?! That's exactly how I feel about my latest holiday. If you haven't yet read my previous post, check it out here and you'll understand how much in love I am with Portugal. When I usually go on holiday for over a week, I normally can't wait to get home after a few days. This time it was different though; I most certainly was not looking forward to coming back; gorgeous beaches, sunny weather, great food...I was in heaven!
Continuing with my travel diary, on our third day we decided to do something we had never done before; kayaking at Praia Da Batata (€25 per head). My mum, who cannot swim, was rather reluctant to try this (as was I) but I'm so glad we went ahead anyway. Sharing a kayak with the fiancé meant I actually didn't need to do a whole lot of paddling, instead I sat there enjoying the breathtaking views and tanning (burning) my legs. If you didn't know, Algarve is known for its many caves, some only reachable by boat. Most of them are somewhat inhospitable due to the waves strength, which is why doing this kayak tour was so worth it and incredibly adventurous of me. We were taken to very small caves bigger boats could get in as well as to caves with a bit of sand meaning we could rest, swim and of course, take a million shots like the one below. The experience was great and it made for a really fun day out.
Tired from the rather exciting morning, the afternoon consisted mainly of food, swimming pool and lazing around the villa. Later in the evening we visited the old centre of Albufeira, where our villa was located, for some food and local entertainment. The weather was still incredibly hot, so a loose outfit is what I went with.
|T-shirt: Primark (similar here) // Shorts: Matalan (similar here) // Espadrilles: New Look (here) |
Crossbody Bag*: Coach at Farfetch (in red here)
When on holiday I like going for looks I usually wouldn't dare to sport in the city. This outfit is pretty neutral yet with the mismatch of prints and the pop of colour, it becomes interesting and more fun. The yellow bag was THE key piece in my wardrobe this summer and one of the bags I wore most whilst away, so expect to see it in part 3 and 4 of this series too. I love how versatile it is and despite being very summery, I do believe it will work quite nicely too for some autumn outfits I have in mind. Overall, this outfit was incredibly comfy and not clinging to my sun burnt skin (which is why I posed on my sides, my legs were so badly red after kayaking all day). Thankfully, the weather over here in London is allowing for something like this for the next two days so let us all enjoy the last 2 days of summer whilst they last!
Tell me, ever been kayaking? Thoughts on my outfit?
Hope everyone has had a nice weekend and here's to a great week ahead for all of us!
* Contains PR Samples. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).