Hospederia el Convento

Calle San Pedro, 10516 , Valencia de Alcántara, Extremadura, 10980, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel

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Castelo de Vide

A travel blog entry by lynnib


... Features include a 17th century castle, many inhabited houses and a church with its interior decorated with typically Portuguese hand painted tiles. Parts of the defensive wall are accessible via stone steps giving views across the landscape as well as the town. Our day threw up some unexpected surprises and something quite different even after four months of visiting towns, cities, castles, places of worship and museums across Europe. ...

Beira by bike

A travel blog entry by lynnib


Shortly after waving off neighbours Nick and Caroline yesterday (Wednesday) morning we set off on our bikes (ashamed to say it is the first time I have used mine for about a month) turning left outside the gates, along quiet lanes. The landscape was very reminiscent of parts of the UK with its boulders, dry stone walls and oak trees, but the cork trees were somewhat alien to us. Fascinating fact about cork: did you know ...

Marvellous Marvao

A travel blog entry by lynnib


... the world go by. Suitably refreshed, we then took to exploring via the path around the walls which looks out towards Spain on the south side and Castelo Branco and the Serra de Estrela on the north side, and you can see for miles and miles on such a bright, sunny day. Given this strategic position, it is hardly surprising that the castle was built on the highest part of this rocky crest. The path around the town walls is rather precarious in places with ...

Into Portugal

A travel blog entry by lynnib


... similar camping preferences so plan to exchange notes over the odd glass of wine in the coming days. As we strolled back from a shower last night, the sky was so clear and full of stars - something we had not seen for a good while - and instead of noisy revellers we heard the tinkling of bells on cattle (not sure yet whether it would be sheep, goats or whatever) but it was music to our ears. If this is Portugal, we are going to love ...

Invincible Marvão on the Fourth of July

A travel blog entry by kdemps


... during its heat wave. So, despite the great historical importance of many of the castle's features, I hit the "high points" and then relaxed on a restaurant terrace with sangria. It just seemed right. When I returned to the hotel, Casa da Ávore, the innkeeper suggested I might enjoy a swim in the river, in Portagem, the town at the bottom of the mountain. The Sever River was very cold but refreshingly bracing. I didn't stay in ...


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