About Quinta Manjericao

100_0115Hi, we are Darren & Sian,

In 2008 we decided to sell our house, give up our jobs, buy a campervan and set off on an adventure.

We had no planned route or sat nav and managed with just maps and common sense (the whole fun of travelling is getting lost!) We got off the channel tunnel and turned left to Belgium and 8 months and 17 countries later we ended up in the Algarve. I was a travel consultant in the UK and we have both travelled all over the world but had never been to Portugal. We loved the wildness of the west and decided it would be a fantastic place for us to live.

So here we are 6 years later in our own little farm and loving the relaxed way of life and have no intentions of returning to the UK any time soon.