Quinta de Sao Thiago
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... of the city and 40 minutes later were transported to what looks like a fairy tale village brought to life! Jeff, however, felt Sintra better resembled an exotic European village ready to be featured in a James Bond film. Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage site and just stepping off the train, it is easy to see why. Densely treed hills, rustic village walls covered in flowers and moss, manor houses and palaces perched atop hills surround you. Sintra was the town ...
... come first served the rest involved squeezing your car against the rock wall on the windy road and after folding in wing mirrors hoping it didn't get scraped. I of course had to get out before it was parked as 30 cms is just not enough room! Sintra is on the side of a hill with one lane roads pretending to be two in which tour buses travel up and down, regularly needing several goes to turn the corner.
Our view is that many drivers over here believe if ...
... garden that sprawls up the hillside and is filled with what were known in Britain at the time as follies, things like a historicist chapel, statues of the gods, fake wells, fake ruins and towers, fake grottoes and waterfalls constructed to look natural. It’s a rather bizarre environment, one that reminded me a little of Antoni Gaudi’s slightly later work at La Pedrera park in Barcelona, also an idealized recreation and beautification of nature and mankind’s ...
... noon we decide to venture out for lunch. Unfortunately it is too far to walk. We are able to park close to a pharmacy and sidewalk cafe. Lunch is seafood soup and ice tea followed by a stop at the local market for some plums and bananas. We check at the pharmacy and find out that while not recommended it is possible to take 2 pain pills a day if needed. We also stock up on muscle relaxers for the plane trip home. ...
July 24, 2014
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Moon Hill Hostel €62 ($82) double with shared bath, including breakfast
Scenic Bus 434
Gorgeous Coastal Road ...