Hotel Rural Casa dos Viscondes da Varzea
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... been less about filling stomachs and more about an act and setting of community, of fellowship, of goodwill and sharing one of life’s precious necessities.
The social phenomenon of eating together seems universal, but seems to surface most conspicuously in traditional cultures where hospitality is linked with honor, and honor is at the top of the values paradigm. Even in New World cultures, however, it ...
... half way to the bottom as he doesn't do so well going down. Had a good laugh with him as we waited for our little mini Peloton to catch up. the whole group had a beautiful ride coming down a valley to ride along the Douro river to our winery hotel for the night. Those great support staff at InGamba, when we were leaving our coffee stop, slipped a can of beer into my back jersey pocket. Once we hit the valley floor, and I could sit at the back of the line, enjoyed myself ...
... was open to the public at that time, so it was fun to be able to get inside this time, although photography was not allowed. It was interesting to see how the aristocracy lived!
We had plenty of time to explore the incredible gardens, which are absolutely spectacular, and considered among the best in Europe. Beautifully manicured, the gardens are small by some standards. It was a thrill to see them.
... have lunch at Quinta da Avessada, a beautiful century-old winery. Some of the passengers had disembarked early in order to get there for the wine-stomping, but we stayed on board. After an outdoor reception with wine and snacks, we were treated to a lovely lunch inside. The musicians continued to serenade us with the lively Portuguese tunes through lunch.
... river by foot, then climb back on the boat and sail away.
Five hydroelectric power generating dams were built on the Douro river between Porto and the Spanish border from 1961 and 1986; the first one to open in 1971 is one of the largest in the world, with a drop of over 100 feet in the lock. We went through all of them twice, although we were not always on the ship, because the crew sometimes moved ...