Thanks to Helena who sent this beautiful card to me, I love it.
Going to the south of Portugal, on the south-west tip of Europe... to the Algarve, Europe's sunniest spot: a unique jewel where the finest beaches and weather on the continent meet traditional historic Portugal.
Albufeira started out at least 2,000 years ago as a small, fortified town which the Romans called Baltrum. Eight centuries later the Moors renamed it Al-Buhera. The Moors turned it into a prosperous port trading with North Africa. The Knights of Santiago led the Christian re-conquest of the town in 1250, but without its trade links Albufeira fell upon hard times and they lasted for hundreds of years.