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Im in Portugal at last. Drove across what looked like a bridge that had been bombed recently and was now slowly being restored. This was the border crossing from Spain into Portugal. The first stop across the border was Valenca, a large fortified town atop of a ...
... with a small pine forest inside. Neil & Valerie have a better head for heights than us and walk along the battlements for a while. The port is very quaint and there are lots of small shops and cafes, the shops are mainly closed as it is Sunday but we have a coffee and small tapas at La Boqueria which is a must to revisit as the meals being served to the wholly Spanish clientele looked wonderful and smelt even better.
... town seemed empty and we were the only punters in the restaurant, but the food was excellent and the waiter did eventually smile. I think his shoes had glue on the bottom of them, as he seemed unable to lift them off the floor, but only shuffle. Or maybe he had had a long day.
So had we, climbing up all those steps.
Back through the deserted dark alleyways, to the funky hotel, which seems part of a distinctly different world altogether.
One of the sillier word games we have played for some time goes a bit like this.
We are sitting in a cafe, (or wherever) and Nick reckons it is time we moved on, so says in a questioning way, "Vigo?" and for ages, I would reply "Porrr-tooo-gal!" with a smirk.
Oh! The sheer excitement of us Baby Boomers!
However, a while ago that we both realised that *shock, horror* Vigo is not in Portugal at all, but Spain! So when we came to look at a map ...
After visiting Vigo I stopped at Pontevedra, a smaller, but enchanting city also on a ria or sound. I only had a short time as I wanted to get back to Santiago, which I'm now considering my home away from home for this trip, and feel at ease here.
I don't know much about Pontevedra other that it is a very charming city and the old city is truly a nugget of gold.
A few pictures are about the Way and a plaque at an ancient door, no ...