Quinta da Calcada

Address: Largo Hermegildo Solheiro, 4960, Melgaco, Northern Portugal, 4960-614, Portugal | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Largo Hermegildo Solheiro, 4960, Melgaco.
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Travel Blogs from Melgaco

Over the River of Oblivion!

A travel blog entry by friesendm on Nov 05, 2014

2 comments, 22 photos

Today is the last day of the Portugal Pre-tour - we finish our day today aboard ship for the beginning of the Douro River Anniversary Cruise. But first, we had a delightful experience in northern Portugal in the historic little town of Ponte de Lima. The Lima River runs east to west through town, and our original walk plan was to drive out to a point on the right bank and return along a riverside trail to town. During ...

Roman Mileposts & an Abundance of Culinary Delight

A travel blog entry by friesendm on Nov 04, 2014

2 comments, 21 photos

... glass.

We’ve learned a lot about Portuguese history – how the Moors invaded the peninsula in the 8th century, Portugal’s Golden Period - the Age of Discovery, the terrible 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, and how the University of Coimbra was founded as the oldest in the country. At this point in the day, the most impressive thing we have learned is that the Portuguese know how to cook and they love to ...

Northern Spain - Closed for Business

A travel blog entry by plimmerton on Oct 28, 2014

6 photos

... purchased 4 carrots at a smaller supermarket for €0.08. Interestingly you see very few over weight people perhaps the Spanish lifestyle contributes to this having the main meal at lunch time. That is probably a positive thing. Most of us have the main meal at night. We find a big lunch with wine really rights off the rest of the day. Still can't get it right.

The third element leading to our frustrations could be that we have been on the road ...

Two old men finish their walk and think of home.

A travel blog entry by roger.bawden on Oct 19, 2014

1 comment, 4 photos

... of my Camino blog with these words written by Marianne Williamson. You may recognise it from a speech given by Nelson Mandela. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of ...

Great day for a walk - almost there Yeah!!!

A travel blog entry by roger.bawden on Oct 18, 2014

3 comments, 5 photos

... that, here we all are within just a few kilometres of the end. Today was a good test of the torn muscle and I did okay but I am glad that we are at a point where I do not need to push it too hard as there is still tightness behind the knee. Both Daryl and I are looking forward to tomorrow and the completion of the Camino. One of the ways we hope to celebrate this significant achievement is to attend the pilgrims mass in the Cathedral at noon. Tomorrow happens to be a ...