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... to be entertained.
Our day to day life was great although hard work but the shifts became something you looked forward to as the people were so much fun to work with plus the constantly flowing beer and tequila made it highly entertaining! Every so often someone would yell tequila at the top of their voice and a large shot of the evil drink would be passed to everyone stopping service until it was thrown down the hatch! Nightmare!
... quelques unes des boutiques hors d age, boutiques de vêtements qui sont restées bloquées à la mode des années 50, quincailleries avec des couteaux et des lampes à pétrole en devanture.
Diner dans un petit restaurant avec un petit monsieur pour serveur très obséquieux et très attentionné.
Comme dirait le célèbre penseur Français, Franck Ribéri:
"C'est une ville que je me sens bien"
... because it’s an island.
From Covilhã it’s a 20km drive to the highest point of the mountain. The whole way up there are beautiful things to see and amazing view points. There are giant boulders everywhere, lagoons, dams AND THE BEST PART: an old insane asylum that is being remodeled into a fancy resort! How horror movie does that sound?? Awesome.
The area reminds me of a higher-elevated Bend/Sun River Oregon. ...
We are choosing a more relaxing route for today (i.e. not via Manteigas).
The trip commences with a very enjoyable ride downhills.
On our instead-of-breakfast galao the pub's daughter is trying some of her English on us. I use this occasion and ask her why Portugese don't use the plenty of olive wood for wooden spoons and other kitchen equipment. She responded that they rather burn olive wood during cold ...
... to really reach Covilha's centre steeply uphills. A passerby recommends us Hotel Solneve and we would not be deceived.
We plan to take a taxi the next day to bring us up to the top of Torre (return trip 20 EUR) for a hike. It is cool up there and we enjoy the distant view as much as the relaxation for our butts.
Recommendation: Marisqueria "A Tareira" - "Arroz a Mariscos en Tamboril" for 20 EUR