Hotel Puente De Piedra
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... what a good value travel destination Portugal is. My
room cost me 25 Euros and was in a nice modern hotel. For dinner I had the
local specialty, Posta da Vitella (veal steak), as part of a three course meal
with wine for 15 Euros.
Except for the gorge cut by the Douro River and smaller
gorges of its tributaries, the central and eastern parts of Tras-Os-Montes
province are very pretty rolling ...
... the maps and which one are you going to take for gospel anyway! Have a pic for you of the long straight road.
Finally hit town and ask a lady sweeping her part of the street - dondé bar/cafe? - si she replies and rattles on with instructions and we get the words turn and church and head that way - happy pants on! Coffee awaits. Yabbadabbadoooo!
As we walk through town we see bodegas in the mounds by the road. Very old ones but nowhere as neat ...
... village we had eyed off for coffee. Walk on.
Soon we come across some ruins. ........oooooooooo.....we like these. It is a detour from the track and we are hanging for coffee and a loo break but........ruins (Castro) wins! Called Castro y despoblado de Castrotorafe. It is possibly Roman so it says but no mention of it until 1129. Certainly a lot newer than any castros we have seen before which all date BC or first couple of centuries AD but it ...
... pass on we later hear the police sirens. Clearly they are in as much of a hurry as ours are to get to a problem. We wander on and the village is directly in front but not the road to get there. A long turn to the left - a farmer ploughing his field with storks either waiting for him to pass or flying in behind to get an easy feed - followed by another to the right and we enter town to walk all the freaking way to the other end to find an open bar. Ahhhhh coffee at last! Then food ...
... Look pretty neat - guess what? - you can't see them close - it's Monday! - they're closed Monday!- sheesh and disappointment! So took a walk along the river and wandered into the new city to find a grocery store - epic fail - wander back to old city - run back in to the Dutch couple - share a wine - find grocery store in old city after siesta - no prawns but we found razor clams so that will do.
In short - dinner was risotto and veges with razor clams - ...