Dom Joao Iii Hotel Portalegre
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Last night was a little rough for some of the girls. Our hotel is right along a busy strip - think Fort Lauderdale, Coney Island, or even a light-weight Vegas. It’s loud and full of clubs. Those clubs play lots of 80s and 90s music. A lot. Loud. Really late into the night. The girls with rooms on the strip side were kept awake by the noise as well as awakened this morning by the street cleaners.
After a ...
... awesome aqueducts dating back to Roman times. Aamiya was reminded of her Inquiry Exploration Week two years ago with Mr. Perry. She was able to compare what our guide said to what she had learned in that time. She was also able to add even more to the discussion on aqueducts and point out parts of structures that she recognized from her TYWLS learning. Several of the homes in the town were built on Roman ruins. There are some homes that did not realize this ...
Its cloudy and not that warm in the morning on Viseu. Breakfast is ok but nothing special. They only have a self-service coffee machine which uses UHT milk so is pretty poor. I go out to buy some water and take some photos. Then we check out and head off for a village called Flora de Rosa and the Pousada de Crato there. Again it is motorway most of the way with hardly any traffic so it is an easy drive. The Pousada was once a monastery but has ...
... castle is the old Judaria (Jewish neighborhoods) of twisting alleys and stairways that has an old synagogue which is now a museum dating from the era before the Inquisition when there was a substantial Jewish population in towns near the Spanish border. I was in the town around 6:00 in the evening so the castle and the synagogue had just closed, but Castelo de Vide was still a nice town in which to walk around.
Marvao is a ...
... Lago means lake, so when I got put in charge of the directions I took us straight up a volcano to a lake. The wrong lake of course, so we saw Lagoa do Fogo.
It was very pretty, a tad cloudy so we couldn’t see the ocean but it was big and smack dab in the middle of the island.
We got a lot better with the directions as the trip went on; to the point where we didn’t even need the map sometimes. The roads were very cool there, they has flowers ...
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