7-day Workshop - Writing your Personal Travel Stories

7-day Workshop - Writing your Personal Travel Stories

Anyone can write travel stories. A travel story is personal and makes for great memories. In the workshop "Writing travel stories" you will learn to describe what you see, hear, smell or taste, which will make you relive the vacation. Meetings with villagers, fellow travelers and your experiences during trips are a great way to make your travel story come alive. Are you interested?

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Content of the Workshop

When you travel, experiences are more often more intense than in everyday life. Immersing yourself in another culture puts your senses on edge. To travel is to discover, taste, smell, listen, look and feel. To experience with all your senses what a different environment does to you, how everything affects you and works on you. Not only do you process your impressions, but you also reflect on your experiences and arrive at your personal travel story.

In the workshop exercises and assignments will help you to make a start with your travel story. In addition to the "classic" representation on paper, attention will also be paid to newer forms, such as travel blogs. And do you also want to cut, paste, draw or film? Then you can do that too.

For who
For bon vivants who like writing, peace and quiet, nature and a bit of luxury camping combined with nice trips and good food in beautiful surroundings. Writing experience is not necessary.

The start date is still to be determined.

Group size
A small group of minimum 6 and maximum 8 people.

Cost of the all-inclusive workshop
The cost is still to be determined. The total amount will include:
• 6 x overnight stays in a spacious attractively furnished tent with bed, incl. linen and towel set.
• All meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner, including drinks and snacks.
• Coffee, tea & water.
• Free wifi at the campsite.
• Bath towels for the swimming pool at the campsite.
• Two excursions to get to know the region and (food) culture.
• Grouptransfer from and to the Airport of Porto

Not included:
• Plane ticket to Porto airport
• Cancellation and travel insurance

Rustic location & Portuguese cuisine
You will stay at the estate and campsite Quinta do Tapadinho on the outskirts of the village of Vila Nova de Oliveirinha, a 10-minute walk away. Surrounded by ancient olive trees and beautiful views, the songs of birds and crickets, you will find peace and quiet here. In the rural surroundings, with wide views, mountains, rock formations and villages that still evoke a real Portuguese atmosphere, you can go for lovely walks. The owners of the estate, Sandro and Josephien, love to cook and will provide a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner during the workshop, where they also bring the authentic Portuguese cuisine to the forefront. Click here for an impression of the accomodation

Information and/or registration
This workshop is still in development. Would you like to be notified as soon as all the information is known or do you still have questions about the content? Please feel free to contact me. Tel./WhatsApp Patricia: +351 961 377 490. E: info@olamoita.nl.

Additional information

Introduction & information workshop
On the day of arrival we organize a welcome dinner in the Portuguese atmosphere. During dinner you will receive an explanation of the final week program. Besides the workshop there will be plenty of opportunity to relax, experience the authentic atmosphere of the area and get acquainted with the Portuguese way of life.
One week before the start date of the workshop you will receive an email invitation with relevant information and a digital travel guide of Olá Moita. In this travel guide you will find information about the workshop, the recipes, the village Vila Nova de Oliveirinha and fun facts & tips. As fun before the trip and as fun after the trip.

Workshop for private groups
We also organize the writing workshop for private groups. It will be customized at a preferred date to be agreed upon. Would you like the workshop in private with your friends, family or colleagues? Then feel free to contact us for the possibilities.

How do you get to us?

You fly to Porto, Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro. Flight time: 2½ hours. Cheap flights can be booked through Ryanair From Eindhoven, Maastricht. Brussels or Düsseldorf or via Transavia from Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Should you take a rental car at Porto airport, we have directions for the quickest route to Vila Nova de Oliveirinha.

Own transportation
From the Netherlands it is about a 2000 kilometer drive to Portugal, Vila Nova de Oliveirinha, so about two days driving. The fastest route is via the (partial) toll roads Paris, Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Burgos, Valladolid, Salamanca, Cuidad Rodrigo, across the border at Vilar Formoso and then towards Guarda.

From Guarda it is about 90 kilometers away. Download the brochure on the website for directions to the campsite.

Public transit
Bus: Rede Expressos, from Paris.

Sunny greeting from our team in Portugal! 🌞

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