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Travel Blogs from Aveiro
... about the bats which live in the library eating all the insects (which could harm the books) at night, more than made up for it. Very strange. The guide who took us for a tour of Tomar and Fatima was very quirky and we were glad we didn't have to pay her per word she spoke as she would have cost a fortune. Had a nice welcome dinner at the Fatima Hotel. Too tired to do the traditional night rosary this ...
Distance: 30 km
Today is another 30 kilometre stage, nothing new and I'm well rested after the short stage of yesterday. There was something new though: it rained for the first time! It was more a little drizzle than a proper shower, but it was nice and refreshing nevertheless.
The arrows guide us along ...
... so I can prove I've walked the whole stretch.
The woman of the old geusthouse (and bar, restaurant, minimercado, ... it's all in one) where I'll sleep tonight has a surprise for me... She has her daughter (age 8 -10, I have no idea) draw/paint in my stamp-book. It takes up the space of about 10 stamps, but I don't care because it just looks great between all those "boring" ...
... a nice view!
Just the night I arrive here the town is having it's yearly party. A big tent is set up, there is a market and lots of activity. I enjoy some local Portuguese pop-band. When they find out at the beer stand that I'm a foreigner they very enthusiastically give me a hat (sponsored by a Portuguese beer brand). Great, because this was one of the items I was still missing!!
A little hangover the next morning was the only price ...
Distance: 25 km
Today is the shortest trip till now, only 25 km. This means, sleeping in, having long breakfast and having some time to arrange this blogging!
Sometimes of these mini-mercado's (mini supermarkets) are really tiny indeed... They are often just the front room of a house, with some shelves on which you can find random products. This specific one you ...