We are dreaming about one of our favourite places in the world, our beautiful resort, Hapimag Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal.

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As far as we can remember, perhaps for the last 20 years, every January, and sometimes in Spring and Autumn too, we have visited the lovely Hapimag resort in Algarve. We just love it there. We were there in January this year, for a whole blissful one month.

We now know everyone there. All so kind, friendly and hopeful, the resort manager, admin staff, receptionists, the leisure consultant, the supermarket, restaurant, and bar staff, cleaners, gardners and the golf-buggy drivers, the many guests that we have met every year, and of course the kind portuguese people that we have met and made friends with. We long to go and see them all again. 

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We miss the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets, we miss our early morning walks and swimming, chatting and laughing with fellow swimmers, nearly all Germans. We miss going to the Zen Garden, for our daily dose of spirituality and meditation.

We miss going to the supermarket, saying Hallo, Guten Morgen, making jokes with the manager and staff about ‘English Weather’, whilst picking up our daily freshly baked baguettes, bread and croissants.

We yearn for our walks to Gale, that beautiful long beach, and carrying on to the most beautiful long boardwalk ever,  and on the way back, stopping at our favourite supermarket, Apolonia, for our daily galeo/ lite lunch, food shopping and/or perhaps picking some takeaway for dinner.

We miss walking through the fields of olive trees, oranges and lemons, not forgetting the loveliest almond blossoms.

We also miss our many shorter trips to some of the loveliest places including Albufeira, Olhao, Faro, Sagres, Lagos, Luz, Portimão, Tavira, Monchique, Silves, Loule, and many, many more.

Oh, we can write and write, more and more, how we are dreaming about our next visit to our Hapimag resort in Algarve. 

But at this moment in time we cannot plan and book, as we have done over the past many years. Because of Covid-19 there are many travel restrictions in place and at this moment the British government is advising against all, but essential, travels.

Thus, we must remain patient and we know, sooner or later, we will be back to Hapimag Algarve.

Kamran and Annie Mofid

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