Bussaco Palace Hotel
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... in the afternoon we took a one hour cruise up and down the Mondego River. We got great views of the city.
The river was quite crowded with young people, possibly teenagers, in P class yachts and others in canoes. There seemed to be a minimum of supervision but when a few capsized and they stood up in chest high water we understood why. The river is very shallow.
After our cruise we returned to ...
... This we had to see.
It was a relatively small but very picturesque place, which obviously catered to vacationing Europeans in search of nice beaches. With no destination other than "the water," we drove into town and just headed for the beach. As luck would have it, there was a parking spot right on the beach, which we nabbed. Alas, there were no monster waves, but beaches were beautiful, with a very long walk down to the water's edge. ...
... 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 ...
Leaving Obidos we saw our first cork trees. Cork, almond and olive trees became a familiar part of the landscape as we moved north to Coimbra.
Coimbra was the birthplace of six Portuguese kings and the seat of Portugal’s oldest university. The Romans found the city of Ammonium and an important Moorish center. In 1064 Ferdinand the Great of Castile captured the city. As the Portuguese drove the Moors ...
... the Hotel Alegre had been correctly assessed. I am sure it would have been 5 star back in its day 40 years ago. However the grandness was there just years of a low maintenance approach was obvious. They had a pool They had a bar by the pool The bar sold beer That probably accounted for one star. If you have ever seen the movie the Marigold Hotel you will appreciate the type of building this was. The owner was a gentleman ...