|Subject: Re: Algarve-Albufeira_Portugal|
Welcome to TheTravelzine and happy holidays!
We have been to Portugal twice (not the Algarve) - and we love it! We're sure you will also. The Portuguese people are warm and extraordinarily kind.
We had no problems whatever finding or using the ATM machines. Before you go, just make sure that you have a four digit numerical pin number and that your card is activated. We didn't take any travelers checks but did take some U.S. cash as back-up, which we kept (not needed) in a zippered pouch under our clothes.
We don't understand Portuguese, but a web site which you may find useful is http://www.eva-bus.com/. We found that on a web site maintained by a Ziner (in Graz, Austria): http://www.busweb.com/busweb.asp.
Have fun - travel light!
Don&Linda in Toronto http://www.thetravelzine.com