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... of priest-led worshipers solemnly making their way across the Roman Bridge. I was soon to learn that Dianne had rushed back to find me, but I had already gone out, roused by the music. The Banda Musical Tavira brought up the rear. Too far away to get good pictures, I rushed outside to find a good vantage point, not easy when the procession was moving away from me. I would have to catch up.
Huffing and puffing, iPhone camera in hand, I reached ...
... distance in every direction. Camera Obscura is a place we have yet to visit, though its eccentric manager/host has helped propel it to a status as a must-see tourist site.
The hilltop is also home to the A ver Tavira restaurant, where we lunched prior to visiting the Castle. A ver Tavira turned out to be one of the best we had enjoyed so far in Tavira, a definite recommendation.
Now, the castle! And what a beautiful and intriguing ...
... the most part, and cheap--the owner charged us fifty Euros a night. He charges the annual camping family from Dubai 450 Euros a week during the summer season. We had no contract and keys to the cottage are still at Loginha waiting for him to pick them up because he said that he trusted Marcela! Score another one for our precious friend and totally awesome Portuguese guide.
Unlike the warmer months, we didn’t have to put up with the crowds! We ...
... store. The soap turned out NOT to be handmade Portuguese scented soap, as pointed out later by Marcela, along with a good laugh on us.
We also purchased a bag of oranges from Manuel, (owner of BECitrus of Tavira, and one of our newly acquired friends in town. He, by the way, is the one who has mastered 10 languages, not the 6 that I believe I previously mis-reported. He also has an MBA from Exeter University in England.) Just as we ...
This is, without doubt, the most unusual Christmas season we’ve experienced. Different customs, traditions, and language, no snow, foliage blooming, shelling on the beach, seagulls, Christmas trees made of bamboo and olive tree branches, and, of course, missing family and friends back home.
Unusual, yes. But also one of the most interesting in memory. We’ve been so fortunate to be able to make this trip, and even more fortunate still, to have ...
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