Forte de Sao Francisco
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... day. The King of Portugal had it built with the intention of it being the finest hotel in Europe but there was a revolution just before it was completed and Portugal became a republic. The bedrooms were completely rebuilt in 2006 but the wonderful public rooms and grand staircase were left untouched. We have a snack lunch and then go to the pool. In the evening we have a lovely dinner in the grand sining room and finish off with a port on the terrace as it is our last night in ...
... Tras-O-Montes province is supposed to be Portugal’s most traditional, like a place left back in time. I started to see signs of it here already – old ladies dressed in black walking their long-horned cows home from the field to the barn for the evening, ox-drawn carts used to spread manure, old folks walking along the road with rakes and hoes over their shoulders, shepherds in the mountain pastures. This really feels like the ...
... the village and promptly climbed back up and eventually descended to less than 500m after walking around the mountain and looking often over the edge to what should have been amazing views blocked by mist but at one point buddy says "holy heck (well not quite those words) thats a 70 degree drop!" Yep straight over it was! Okay........focus Lari......no falling over the edge!
Finally descended into a village - no bar for coffee of course but we found ...
... could capture our morning.
We have struggled this Camino with accommodation & have been seriously and actively looking each day for the next days destination, booking if we can (frequently not an option) to secure something so that we don't have to do 30+kms every day if we fail. Tonight's only accommodation is this Albergue. Everything else is taken by the construction people. They are building a high speed rail through lots of this area of Spain (lots of tunnels ...
... along the top really, ticking off the most important and/or exciting things to do. Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, the Douro. Skimming is the right word as we didn’t have the time to dig deep anywhere. I often ponder the balance between tourist and traveler, I wonder if it matters at all, but after these two weeks I think I have a better idea. We moved fast, but thoughtfully, we tried to pay attention, tried to take in the sights and smells and wonders, ...