Subject: Portugal -Algarve and Banks
Hi all, just back on Monday night from 3 weeks in Albuferia Portugal. re banks, ATMS allow 40,000 Escudos maximum withdrawal and charge 5.00 service charge. Best bet is inside the bank WITH YOUR PASSPORT. As for Alubferia, its a great town with a good little bus station for connecting all over the algarve, you can walk all over nothing is far. Eva bus has a web site but will not give you the local schedules. Most buses run on the hour and half hour. Make sure you check out the Gypsy Markets in Quarteria. Lots of fun but watch your purses! I went to Portugal alone and it was great, no hassle and the people mostly spoke English is the stores. Lots of people from England stay 6 weeks on long term stays.