Aquae Flaviae Chaves
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- Continental Breakfast
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
- Conference facilities
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Travel Blogs from Chaves
... with twisting roads on many levels. We get lost and Mrs. Merkel seems to have no idea where she is. We spend ages going round and round, get a fleeting view of the bridge in the distance and eventually get back on to the main road. We are staying at the Vidago Palace Hotel. The porter offers to clean our car for us. Its just what's needed, and its free. It is a huge building. It was built as a Spa Hotel in 1910 because there are mineral springs the and the mineral water is still sold ...
... ridge, the Serra de Alvao, stands to the west and northwest of Vila Real, constituting a natural park, not exactly a National Park but a kind of preserve of nature and traditional lifestyles. I took a winding road that climbed steeply through the villages and then into open space with spectacular views over the towns from where I came. While the scenery is great, I have to say that what really excites me is the human interaction with ...
... she was coming down then. This fellow must have been parked up from the night before and spoke to us from his car but when we said we spoke little Spanish he gave up, we got organised and left for the next village and coffee! It seems a holiday today here - May Day? - lots of cyclists on the track today.
Now the notes said we had a downhill after the village - NOT - still more climb and its raining and its misting - we dropped from over 1000m to about ...
... tiny and I mean tiny, as in maybe 5 houses in the village (WA people think Tenderden doubled) and alas at the last village I look up and see that we can see in front of us. We look left over the valley and ever so briefly we could see sun with a quick 'grab the camera' we did capture a couple of photos, but that was all for the day. The fog soon fell down again. But it was supremely beautiful,over the valley as we suspected. But just for the fun of it, I did a couple of videos so my ...
... lightly, near the people. Then again, they could be going for only a weekend. I hope they have adequately broken in those boots!
The past two weeks have been great – better than that – fantastic! Portugal is a wonderful, exciting and interesting country with many layers to explore, plus it is the best bargain in Europe and Europe offers a lot of bang for the (US) buck right now. We hardly scratched the surface – ...