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 ...
... up close. The road is a typical windy mountain road and as we come around the corner the promised Roman bridge was there. Pictures can't capture the beauty in the early morning light. AND traffic is still using it! Clearly had renos over the years but this is ancient and structurally sound after all those years. Today's engineers take note!
Losing a good 1/2 hour with the gobsmacking and photo time for oh shiny we decide its a good a place as any for brekky ...
... that say they are using explosives in the area! We cross the new motorway and wander over bridges and around construction and the path is well marked and much better than we expected from the notes and only nearly made a wrong turn where a bridge crossing wasn't marked and fortunately saw a marker the other side of the motorway, so backtracked and found someone had scratched arrows Into the new blue fencing on the unfinished bridge. Well they were trying ...
Our digs are back the other way up on the highway - will be a noisy night. But when we see our room.......man oh man......we have two BIG beds - almost double beds and we both just visually sink into the luxury! Gonna be a good night. Well for me anyway, I suspect my buddy will listen to the traffic noises all night. Have never understood people who go to bed to listen to noises in the night!
So the host shows us around the place and the bathrooms are ...
... 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 - ...