Amidst the chaos of university life a friend and I decided to take a few days off from work and take a weekend break in Portugal. An impulsive idea soon turned into a night long plannning session where we booked flights, hostels and made a rough itinerary. Since we were flying from Manchester where we were studying we spent rupees 2800 one way on flights. Skyscanner saved us some money by helping us pick a place and choose fly in/ fly out days to get the cheapest price. Since flights were cheap to Faro we decided to fly into Faro and fly out of Porto.
Before we knew it we were flying out of Manchester with RyanAir with our tiny hand luggage to Faro. Faro is a beach town in the South of Portugal, we were lucky to find a quaint hostel 'Hostellicious' in the middle of town for 10 euros a day. We started our first day by visiting a nearby bakery and tried Queijinhos de amêndoa. Faro or Algarve is popular for it's almond and fig desserts and my sweet tooth gave in a picked up a few desserts for our drive to Seville, Spain which was a few hours away by bus.