We arrived at our Villa near Sao Estevio on the Portuguese Algarve near Tavira in the middle of August. Unknown to us this coincided with the opening of the hunting season.
Our car was shot and we were then threatened in front of out our kids who were so terrified by men dressed in military uniforms and pointing rifles at them that they would not leave the villa even to use the pool for the rest of the holiday.
OF COURSE THERE WAS NOTHING IN ANY BROCHURE OR TRAVEL GUIDE ON THE ALGARVE TELLING US THAT BEING SHOT BY HUNTERS WAS COMMON PLACE!!!
We will NEVER visit the Algarve again!!!