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... to get going. We head for Vidago a small village in the middle of nowhere quite close to the Spanish border. It could have been a really easy journey but I decide to come off the motorway to visit Amarante. We are running along the Douro Valley at this point but the motorway runs along the top of the hills. Amarante is down at river level and the guidebook says it is a pretty little place with an old Roman Bridge. What it didn't mention is that it is now surrounded by a ...
Because of the weather forecast and some travel logistics I’ve decided to make my Alto Douro wine region day two days from now rather than today, but I still have to cross the valley to get to points north. I’ll say more about the Alto Douro when I spend a full day or so in it but have to say how amazed I was by it from my initial impressions. I descended through the vineyards on what seem like impossibly ...
... rest' on the edge of town which was well sheltered with a table and bench and all sorts of other if the day was fine but we ate some brekky dry! Sat and watched the rain fall down while we ate but it was cold - fingers barely working.
Headed off to Laza where many spent the night and found a cafe and spent 1 1/2 hours there. Three coffees and two cola caos, toastados and cakes and buddy went shopping for dinner tonight as one set of notes said we had a ...
... say which bed you must have) and buddy's brother in law was below me with a stranger. Buddy snores but we noticed that an Asian fellow was next to Hedleys head just his bed was 90 degrees to ours. Hedley always worries about his snoring but the Asian fellow ground his teeth all night - the joys of shared accommodation! Gives us some good laughs.
Bunks claimed we head to the closest bar. No wifi and we notice no signal! Arrgghh! Oh dear! So quick drink and we head back to the ...
... of relying on the bad excuse of a map that the Budget rental agent gave us along with a wave of the hand for directions. I should have known better, but I was trying not to think about renting a car.
Off we went. Back we came. Off we went again, oops not this direction, wait, not north. Drat. With much effort and more than a little trial and error we got where we were going.
The Douro river is one of the longest rivers of the ...