An Adventure Abroad

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An Adventure Abroad
A 50-something feminist anti-war activist sells everything, packs up the art and cooking knives, then moves her bipolar ass to Portugal. So far, so good.
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  • A Pool for Every Person 4 weeks ago The Complexo Desportivo Lagos. In Lagos, Portugal the public pool sits on the banks of the Bensafrim River. Two stories of glass frame a postcard setting of sailboats bobbing at their moorings, storks and sea gulls fish in the shallows. Rushes and bamboo grow along the edges.  A boardwalk winds...
  • No Where To Go 3 months ago Dire Need For Accessible Bathrooms in Lagos. Lagos, where we call home, has a population of just over 30,000 residents living here year round.  In 2019, 5 million people visited the Algarve, according to the Portugal Resident. In August it gets difficult to navigate my mobility scooter in the...
  • Access to Beauty 3 months ago The Lagos Boardwalks Many people come to Lagos just to experience the Ponta da Piedade. Spectacular views of grottos, rock formations and a crystal clear ocean.  Yellow-golden cliff-like rocks up to 20 meters high, water churning in the grottoes.  Now thanks to an initiative by the city council...
  • Crossing the Guadiana. 3 months ago The ferry from Vila Real de Santa António (VRSA) Portugal to Ayamonte, Spain is worth the trip if only for the views of the Guadiana River that separates the two countries. The crossing takes about 15 minutes and the ferry is fully accessible. It is nice that Mobility scooters and wheelchairs have...
  • Winning Then Waiting, Lagos Budget Proposal 3 months ago In January 2018 Constance and I were present as the votes were counted on the Lagos Citizens budget initiative (Orçamento Particapativo). We were excited and hopeful after a few months of hard work to see if proposal 18 we had authored was successful. In Lagos and many other cities in Portugal...

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