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These thoughts were in my mind as I observed and compared notes with what I saw in Brazil back in 05. Clearly, the Portuguese have approached the whole matter of race and integration differently than other European powers.
Anyways... I kind of got off topic... I find a cheap room in Faro, wander around town a bit... next day I explor the old city and castle walls... then decide to backtrack a little bit and go see ...
Yesterday we took advantage of our hotel's check out time and spent a slow morning at the hot tub, exercise room and breakfast. Set out about 11:00 for Virginia's wine country. Stopped at Keswick vineyard. Chatted with the wine tasting guy who is traveling to ...
... skirts, it was very common for women's clothes to catch fire and cause ultimately deadly burns. That's one reason why you read about so many men becoming widowers and marrying a second and then a 3rd wife to take care of all his kids!" Fascinating--and I love the enthusiasm this woman shows about history. This, along with the young Civil War expert up at Washington Monument gives me a glimpse into an interesting American subculture: people who ...
... worked. During the Civil War, teams of signalers would relay messages from hilltop to hilltop--all the way from here to Washington, relaying vital information. From this hilltop important information was transmitted about troop movement leading to the battle of Sharpsburg.
I ask if any signal team was captured, and he says yes--but they managed to destroy their codes (which had to be changed frequently) in time.
Then he goes ...
... back in the 1700s. This house has an unusual distinction: it has a stream of water running underneath it! Uh... building right on top of a stream, sounds refreshing in the summertime, but isn't that a little risky come flood season? I guess not--since the house is still here.
Also in this park is a Art Museum, which happens to be free. Definitely can't turn down a free museum, so I head inside. Here there are paintings on display, but of present painters and painters of the ...
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