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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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I need to tidy this up and put a full stop at the end since I have already been back 5 days and resumed my more normal life. Istanbul and the North Cape both seem so far away and yet that much nearer than they were before. My Istanbul cold has left me with a touch of bronchitis which is rather debilitating but I still feel mentally energised by ...
... of town, old and young women at the markets shopping, working collecting gum from pine trees in same dress. Flat when we got here and fishing boats out the front but woke up to surf and massive by afternoon, not 30 metre though. Very windy. Village on the cliff top, Sito, is where you go to the lighthouse. Very lovely area so stayed 2 nights. Dinner 2nd night ended up small restaurant, Friday night local fado night, ...
... dogs, the sound of bells and men chatting. Our drive up to the top the first building is a convent then onto huge walls, cannons and cobbled streets. Inside the walls are white coloured houses. Amazing walked all over it and stayed way too long for our drive to coimbra. Oops Had to use the toll roads which are double lane, empty, 120ks and very quick. Huge bridges span valleys, passing over the top of villages, ugh. Coimbra is an old university town, felt very gritty, old ...
... buildings are locked. Still there are people along the walkways, in the restaurants along the river and on the bridge. It feels good to get out into the sun and walk. I just wish Allen could go along. I found an inexpensive Pastelaria that makes sandwiches to "Take Away" which is nice for lunch. Dinner is a problem so we just eat at the hotel. The meals are frozen and reheated in the ...
... After a couple of pitchers, we decided it was time to go home.
The next morning, we found some pastries (more pasteis de nata) and coffee, and then started our hike for the day.
I need to go on a slight rant for a moment. I still don't know how, but somehow, the entire country of Portugal is uphill. It is rare to go downhill - even when you're on your way back from the place you went uphill to get to. On the downside, ...