Solar Dos Marcos
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... on an accordion (turns out it was the same guy who was at the bakery), and another with a small drum. It was very pleasant until.....
....they did another CONGA LINE DANCE. I mean, really? Off go the girls, and most of the older people from the cruise. This must be a Portugal thing, though I saw nothing about it in the travel books. It was a crowd-pleaser, however. John and I managed to contain ourselves.
The bus ride back was nice. ...
Back in our room, it was time for some wine during the downtime before dinner.
Dinner that night was especially enjoyable. We were seated in front. Check out the food. It was very typical of the meals we had - all top shelf.
Afterwards, we were serenaded by the hotel and food departments. ...
We departed the ship at 8. It is about a 2 hour drive to Salamanca. We started by winding up the mountainside to the plateau. From this point, it is mostly farmland. It is also sparsely inhabited.
We arrived at our hotel, (Hotel Alameda Palace) which was to be the base for the day's plan. It was also where we were going to have lunch.
We headed out and down to the Plaza Mayor. There were many of the typical stores you find in every city. But also, there ...
... an extension of the Meseta of
Spain and less heavily forested than the hills country I was in over the
previous day and a half in the province. The area around Miranda is said to
have a regional language still in use in some of the smaller villages that’s
closer to old Iberian Latin than Portuguese or Spanish, which probably explains
why some signs in the area are in a weird second language.
This morning after breakfast we did NOT get on a bus, but spent the time in the lounge gazing at the gorgeous scenery that slipped by. This is one of the pleasures of river cruising, and offers an opportunity to chat with some of your fellow passengers, or read your book, or watch the world go by. Because of the short length of the Douro river, there wasn't much time ...