Estalagem de Colares
Travel Blogs from Colares
We are now thinking of the next stage in our journey. We have travelled many roads and will be packing up soon. I thought I would just show you some of the terrain we have been on. Old roads, new roads and the question has arisen, is this a road? Some regions are known for the design of the cobblestone on their streets. For instance the photo I have included here is from Cascais, looks uneven and wavy, but just an illusion. When you first look at it you think, oh ...
... curl up and watch an old made for TV movie. Television is limited, runs out of Britain and every program is in English. We could not find a Portuguese channel. We were told that this is the norm because the younger generation is to learn English. It is taught in the schools from Day One. We laugh at the ads because they are very entertaining and at some of the programming because they are so dated. I managed to find Food Network Britain that ...
... 16th century monastery by a German Architect Baron Von Eschwege. It was to be a summer palace that was filled by Ferdinand with all kinds of oddities from all over the world. When Portugal became a Republic in 1910 the Palace became a museum but remains just as it was left when the Royal Family lived there. It was incredible to see their china, silver, furnishings, clothing and to imagine their lives in this place so long ago. The King was an artist, and his watercolours ...
... there are Busses unloading. Young students spill out, there is a cacophony, the noise level is unbelievable. Are they excited about being here or are they excited about being with each other? I think seeing the water may calm them down.
We have seen so far today, two of the sites within the Sintra Hills. The Sintra Hills was listed as a World Heritage Site, Cultural Landscape in 1995. Later we will go to the Palace of Pena and the Park, another.
... are very peace loving and gentle and that they try to stay out of wars. He also went on to talk about how right now it is a hard time in the country, and that debts needed to be brought under control. He thinks tourism is going to take off, and apparently so does the German businessman who was with him. They are investing in some very fancy resort on the coast about 60 kilometers south of Lisbon. We saw a few ...
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