After talking and showing pictures to the hotel front desk about the mold in the shower, which he investigated. He apologized and explained that it was due to the high humidity. Maybe after I write a hotels.com review they will refund the nights rate. We took a Taxi back to Caldas to get the Flixbus. Cost of 25€ for both. Flix is widely used all over Europe by people of all ages. We use both the buses of the country, in this case Rede and Flix which we have used in past years. Two years ago our Flixbus broke down going from Strasbourg to Lyon, France and they got us to the nearest station where they then reimburse you for any additional cost you may have to get to your destination.
As we're riding south towards the Algarve we could see more and more sun. Arriving in Albufeira at about 6pm, we pretty quickly found our Airbnb. We took an Uber to it and thru Carmen's reservation got a very nice place for about 45€ a night for 3 nights - For the past 6 months of non travel we had been buying Airbnb gift cards at discounts and loading them to Carmen's account - so we have about $900 in credits. Moving days are always a little stressful, but today was one of the smoothest. We did stay in for the night to catch up on our writing and cleaning pictures off the phone. We took advantage of the very strong wi-fi at the Airbnb.