Still planning my route to Braga. I'm still tempted to go to surf school for the week before the conferance, and to make a proper break of it.
Thomson fly to Faro from coventry, and mytravellite and flybe fly to Faro from Birmingham.
Ryan air start flying to Porto on the 19th January, so the flights should be cheap, hopefully tax only if I time it right ( depends on the school holiday charge though )which is £25.90, plus the 2p the free flights seem to cost, but Stansted is a beehatch and a half to get to.
I guess its looking like I either train it in Britain or train it in Portugal for a part of the journey.