Grande Hotel-Bom Jesus
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... packed full of visitors.
The conference took place over four days, which left little time for extracurricular activities. The conference got off to a slow and somewhat disorganized start on the Tuesday some quirks in translation between Portuguese and English (the entire conference was in English despite being in Portugal at a Portuguese speaking university) meant many of us were directed to the wrong campus to register I met up ...
... them! Caught a taxi home as it was so hot and there was a huge protest march happening right on our street because we are about 100 metres from Parliament House. Thousands of people! Andrew, Bruce and I went out to a local restaurant (Di not feeling so well) but I didn't enjoy it very much and by the end of the evening I was feeling quite unwell again. Perhaps I had over done it during the ...
Been so many times, but just continues to get better and better every time….no surprise it keeps winning tourism awards.
Take a step back in time and walk the cobblestone streets of this beautiful city. Let’s not forget the food!! Francesinhas, Bifana’s, Sardines, Frango and of course Natas (Portuguese tarts).
... night before was baked on this night. Otherwise, another feast, including catfish, dourada (we had this fish once before in Lisbon), a great salad, bread baked in a community brick oven, and, of course, more Portuguese wine.
Next morning, after a short visit, and more knitting tips, with Teresa and her mother, Luisa, in Teresa’s lovely apartment, we loaded up the trusty VW Polo and headed down Auto Estrada A13 for the Algarve and Tavira.
... display was the wax-sealed port bottles opened with old-school port tongs. I found this video that demonstrates the complex process of opening a wax-sealed bottle. Seriously, you should watch it - it's gold. The presenter even named his daughter Taylor after the vintage!
We met some great people during those tastings, including an American and two Aussies with whom we spent the remainder of the day. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free parking