Dom Henrique Hotel
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We boarded our ship!!!
small but nicely laid out..except for the SMALL bsthroon! Had to squat to shave me legs!,,
aug 10 - we had a laid back day..just cruising today!
aug. 11 - morning of sailing, then in the afternoon, a trip to Castelo Rodrigo..11th century church, a place for pilgrims to stop at. And a not so great wine tasting!,, but we persevered!
trouble trying to upload pictures,...will try later if a better wifi connection :(
... just as we were looking at the guys sleeping in their car opposite the street a taxi turned up which took us right to the hostel door. Checkin was at 2pm, so we were a little early.
At first we knocked on the door without response but eventually a man came out and let us in. He let us stay on the beanbags and wait for the hostel to open at 8am thankfully. And thats where I am now, just waiting for both the hostel to open properly and also for the All Blacks game to start.
... to check me out.) Basically, those sensors automatically scan which cars are passing through and later on (within a week or so) you can pay at places like gas stations. Sure enough, as he mentioned, there was a little sensor in our car as well - on the front windshield behind the mirror. Okay, good that we asked. We were afraid we will get fined. Phew. Oh, and we of course bought a couple of cakes at this bakery and they were fantastic! I ...
... allow me to explain.
Contrasts (like the ingredients of Francesinha) shouldn't work. Though in this city, they just do. For example,-Porto is old. Like incredibly old. But at the same time, there is a modern and hip attitude around. -It is scruffy, dirty and many of the buildings are crumbling. Though at the base of the crumbling buildings, there is a serious crowd gathering for tastints, cocktails and the works. ...
... but we only had time for one city or activity, so we chose to visit Guimaraes.
Guimaraes was Portugal's first city and is another UNESCO site. While much of modern Portugal was ruled by Moors in the Middle Ages, this northern part remained Portuguese (to the extent that such an identity existed then). When Portugal's first king decided to embark on a campaign to reclaim the south from the Moors in the 12th century, he made Guimaraes his base ...