Hotel Afonso V
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... day so we surfaced late before setting off to walk around the old town. Portugal (and Spain for that matter) doesn't start to move until about 10 o' clock and sure enough from 10 onwards the shutters on the shop windows began to go up and the city showed signs of waking up.
We had a good look at the cork products and Sue bought a handbag and some gifts. So it was a laid back morning and early afternoon. We felt we should really do something ...
... ice cream loving peacocks in Cristos gardens. For 5.50€ ($8au) you received soup, bread, bottled water and the plate of the day... Which just happened to be fresh grilled sardines... See picture of Jordan salivating. The food was so good we returned the following days for Portugese delights and to get our vinho verde on. Asides from eating we are till trying to get over our urge to walk everywhere. So to spice ...
... Lagrimas which is and old country house on the edge of the town which has had new wings added and a golf course, spa etc. I thought we had finished with tight squeezes but when we do finally find the entrance to the hotel it is through an extremely narrow gateway. Although it is only 12.30 our room is ready. As we are SLH Club Members we have been upgraded to the master suite which is beautiful. We get a taxi in to ...
... foreign competition has whittled that down to 7 remaining.
The town has lovely narrow streets flanking the canals and plenty buildings to admire.
All this area of portugal use light blue ceramic tiled murals to decorate churches and ordinary houses too. I can only imagine the work involved in painting enough tiles for a church 30 metres high.
After that, onwards again parallel to the coast until we arrived in Espinho, a middle sized touristy town with a ...
... refill the parking meter - parking inspectors are everywhere as are police.
Some souvenir shopping saw our afternoon pass quite quickly and we drove home via the salt pans/lagoons ..... or so we intended until we got a bit lost and decided it wasn't worth the effort.... who hasn't seen good old Saxa before?
But seriously, Aveiro is well known for its salt and seaweed production, it seemed we just didn't have the taste for it ...