The ‘Fantasy’ that is Portugal

The ‘Fantasy’ that is Portugal

This is usually a perceptive appreciate we for a deliciously created story “Fantasy Fix” by Alice Short [July 14], about a brief outing to dual of my favorite places tighten to my heart and hometown (Óbidos).

I usually common it on Facebook, perplexing to lift my U.K. mates’ recognition of my country’s intensity to greatfully them, nonetheless they crave usually a Algarve balmy beaches.

Paulo Belo

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“Fantasy Fix” had small to do with transport in Portugal, as it focused essentially on breakfast, lunch and dinner. we cruise it an insult to a country.

I transport extensively and have usually returned from Portugal, where we was dismayed by a beauty and abounding story of this underappreciated partial of a world.

The final thing Portugal needs is a shoal diagnosis of a nation that offers a crowd of experiences, surprises and delights to perceptive travelers, of that Short is not one.

Readers of a L.A. Times merit an suitable and didactic essay on Portugal, and we wish they will be means to get one soon.

Marta Vago

Santa Monica


I favourite Catharine Hamm’s essay “It’s About Time, Place for Rentals” [July 14] about let cars since she resisted a easy approach out — blaming a let automobile companies — and indeed explained their indicate of view.

And no, we do not work for, and have never worked for, a let automobile company. There are copiousness of things about let automobile companies to protest about, though these aren’t them.

Ron Dean

Pacific Palisades


David Lamb’s square [“A Bike Tour Is No Sweat,” Jul 14] was a good read. we didn’t skip a word of it, and a disturb of a stream channel was a highlight.

I am 68 and have been biking for some-more than 25 years. We have finished identical trips by a years. Last year, we rode from Prague, Czech Republic, to Dresden, Germany, over 6 days. It was infrequent fun with a organisation of identical riders. Please keep on essay and riding.

Linda Hull

Agoura Hills


I review a letters [July 14] from angry pet relatives about a essay that focused on high-end, pet-friendly hotels.

There’s a elementary solution. AAA has “Traveling With Your Pet: The AAA PetBook” accessible for $18.95. It includes AAA-approved hotels and campgrounds, and a dozen or so articles associated to roving with a pet, including one on general transport (Canada and Mexico).

I’ve even used cave to assistance a organisation find a hotel where a pet-friendly accepting could be staged after a fundraiser event. It’s good value a income and useful for a normal person.

Sandi Cain

Laguna Beach