I never thought I’d ever go to Portugal but had the opportunity to go to the wedding of a couple I met during my New Zealand 2006 Lord of the Rings tour. Dulce and Anthony actually met on the tour as well! The wedding was in the magical, storybook town of Sintra, where Dulce is from, and it was a mini-reunion for our March 2006 Fellowship. Sintra was a town of castles, palaces and gardens with a connection to Lord Byron.
I also got to go to Lisbon with Florbela, who showed me historical sites that related to Portugal’s former glory during the time of the maritime explorers. We even ran into a Medieval Faire on the way back to Sintra.
For my article regarding this trip, go to: Science Fiction/San Francisco: Issue 73 – Two Fannish Weddings and a Vacation (starts on p. 17)
Here’s my photo book of this trip: