Hotel La Providence
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We made it home after this tour of the Iberian peninsula, that turned out to be a little bit more than Portugal. This was my first time in Portugal, and a few things come to mind when I look back on it: relaxed, humble, low-key, almost mellow people (especially on the road), white houses, very good English spoken, strong wine, delicious fresh ...
... We had to give up on seeing the last bit of the village and make a dash back to the visitor centre. very few people had coats as it was so hot and most people were soaked through to the skin - but no one cared.
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... a cave which has been there for hundreds of thousands of years. We were taken on an electric train ride 1km into this cave which was of course pitch black. (No photos allowed unfortunately). The first known inhabitants where the bears, a model of which was in the museum. These bears hibernated over winter in some of the huge caverns within this cave and their 'nests' are still obvious today. I fact there are dozens of nests so I guess in the day the smell would have ...
... which makes the place feel homely. We had 'The Blue Room' on the first floor in which, of course, the main colour was blue, with its four poster bed, fireplace and candles. The first night we had dinner in house. Ana Marie hosted us in the grand dining room, with a roaring fire and 9 other guests. They were all French nationals, and surprisingly it was the elder folk that spoke English, not well, but certainly better than our French. A fun night ...
... br> old village of Oradour, which saw the terrible massacre in 1944 where
Nazi Soldiers killed almost all villagers (over 600, over 200
children) and set it ablaze. The Village remains as it was, burnt out
cars, the old tram lines, electrical ploes from the 40's old homes
and shops near destroyed but very eerie as you can see ...
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