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Red-faced comedian Tom O'Connor is on the bill tonight. His show should round off what has been a pleasant day in the Azores, the first stop on our journey across the Atlantic. The weather has been dry and bright, much better than the last time we came here when rain and low cloud prevented us from seeing the crater lakes. ...
... played an important role in several
The castle walls completely encloses the village of white-washed
houses, a Pousada, and several small hotels. Built by King Dinis in about 1299,
the castle dominates the village. The castle has spectacular views south, west
towards the Serra de Sao Mamede, and east to Spain.
We left the Pousada to visited the castle this morning.
When we arrived yesterday, it ...
... One of the outside
walls must be at least 300 yards long. The building began in the 11th century
and continued to be enlarged and remodeled until the 17th century. It is a maze
once you are inside. We spent about half our time there trying to figure out
how to get out.
We enjoyed seeing the beautiful wall tiles (17th
century). The chapel was also very beautiful. The chapel has had some
... fresh too. Choices, choices.
Serpentine Forest Road
We wound on an increasingly serpentine road, once in a while through tunnel of trees. Finally, we spotted Marv„o. The minute we reached its lovely quaint narrow streets, we fell on love with the place. Our hotel turned out to be a winner too. Jorge, the grandson of the owner, was attentive and eager to make sure we had everything we needed.
... a breakfast served on board, we arrived in the Azores. It was rainy and overcast when we got there. We were first in line at the airline ticket counter and got our tickets for the next morning on to Porto. At this point, the rest of the plane was in line at the airline counter, looking for new tickets and hotel reservations.
We were the first ones from our plane to the hotel because we took a taxi and everyone else took ...