PORTUGAL 2018 – FAMILY HOLIDAY
I have finally finished my Portugal video!! I tried out some new effects, such as glitches and fast zooms. Instead of making this video out people I was planning on making it slightly more artistic, but unfortunately I made it once amazingly and lost it. So I had to stick with this version. I am still proud of it but upset about how bad the quality is once I have put it on Youtube.
Flower power & Pina coladas
A beautiful day for a beautiful beach
Óbidos Castle: a different day, a different beach
If you want to see it in better quality have a look on my Instagram account @emilymaythorne!! I DON NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS SONG: Louis the Child – Slow Down Love.
I hope you enjoy it anyway!
Monday 2nd July
We all spent out last day on Berlinga Island, a tiny island off the coast of Portugal. At 2:00PM we caught a boat over the crazy seas. My dad and brother were desperate to try out the surfing while we were away but unfortunately the waves were never big enough, but typically we choice to get a boat over the ocean on a day where the waves are crazy. It was a very windy boat ride, ahahaha! But at least it was only a 20 – 30 minute ride.
When we got there none of us could believe it. It seemed as if people were on holiday there, with girls washing in the sea, a tiny beach, boat everywhere, it was a completely different culture and was very interesting!
First of all we walked to the castle on the other side of the island. It was right over the hills and down hundreds of steps. My mum, sister and I did not come prepared when we wore flip – flops and carried huge handbags. When we got there we had a look around, a quick drink before heading back to the little beach. I was desperate to go snorkelling.
Unfortunately, when my cousin, Jack and I went snorkelling we did not see many fish but we did climb into a cave. It had its own private beach inside but the waves were crashing in so heavily that I got scared.
If you are staying near Lisbon in Portugal I would recommend spending the day at Berlinga Island, it is a great experience and beautiful place.
THROUGH THE YEARS…
If you have been reading my blog for long, you will know that my Dad lives in Saudi Arabia. He moved there when I was in Year 10, so around 5 years and has lived there ever since. Due to my Dads job we have been given a lot of opportunities. Never would I of thought I would visit countries such as Dubai, America or even Saudi Arabia itself.
Saudi Arabia is a very different place to England and is completely out of the ordinary. The culture is a distant way of life due to their strong religion. Women must be covered head to toe in an abaya robe, they weren’t allowed to drive – but this rule is slowly being lifted and if you get caught with any sort of drug/alcohol you would be punished. So yes, when my family visited Saudi for the first time it was a bit scary.
Thankfully, my Dad lives on an English compound where people are able to live by their own rules. It is next to an American school so is filled with children and teenagers which you definitely notice on the weekends (Thursdays and Fridays.) On the compound theres 3 pools, a gym, Burger King, Sports Direct, it is just like a normal holiday.
I would love to visit Saudi again but I don’t think it would be for a while, as I am in University it is hard to find a time when we can all go as a family. In 2017 my family went without me!
I hope you like this post, if any of you have visited Saudi before or have any other stories I would love to know more about it!