Travel Blogs from Pinhao
... that crashed past within less than a meter and vans that thought the roads were theirs. We got to our destination after a gruelling and scary 120km, hot and tired but also quite sad that it was last night of our trip. It seems so long ago that we were cycling along a road in France at one in the morning, feeling so very low and sorry for ourselves. A few months ago we did an organised cycle called The B*stard which was 112km ...
... been recently rebuilt, stunning! The tour was great, and the tawny port tasting at the end, delicious. Ten year old was so smooth. After seeing photos of the Douro Valley, headed straight up the river. Spent the next 4 hours winding up and down narrow goat tracks, finally ending up in Lamego for the night. Hot, was 28 degrees at 10:00pm. Camp ground has its own wine ...
... back for more. As I had suspected, the woman remembered us.
“Tudo bem?” I asked her. She responded that she was doing well and then gushed about how I had learned Portuguese and now I spoke so well. She continued in Portuguese with a lot more smiling and excitement. God bless these people. You speak one phrase of their language and they practically grant you ...
The Portuguese are aggressive drivers. I have already mentioned the steep inclines, issues with manual, and confusing road signs. But a surprising development has been Jason's rapid adjustment to the culture. The first day we yielded, drove defensively, and stalled frequently. Today I watched in shock as he hurtled up mountains and started yelling at a slow truck in front of ...
... F). Bryan takes a diversion to jump into the river to cool off. Miryam and I are not as courageous, so we just sweat and bear it.
We still want to visit the typical quinta to learn more about Port Wine. We have chosen the Quinta de Penescal. It’s a beautiful vineyard on a tributary to the Douro. The visit is extremely well organized, including a ...
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