Travel Blogs from Coimbra
... also realised that it is really unusual as, unlike seemingly every other European town, the university dominates the highest points in town, relegating the cathedrals and churches to lower sites. I'm not sure whether this was done on purpose, but it was definitely striking. The university also has it's own ancient botanic gardens and arboretum, which gives the town a very impressive park. Before heading up to the university I had managed to stock up on ...
Flew Liverpool to Lisbon this morning and picked up a rental car to drive north to Coimbra. The car has a shocking gear box but goes ok. Had torrential rain and hail within 20 mins but drove out of it and turned off to revisit Nazare. I had been here in 1971 and remembered a small seaside fishing village with dozens of fragile high bowed fishing boats lining the beach ready to brave the fierce Atlantic. This time a gentle sea and only 3 boats on the beach left as mementos ...
... before the village there was a homemade sign from mum. As I came through the village I was ringing my bell and then I saw Mum, Karis, Karen, Rod and Daniel all waiting under a finishing line banner. I was very sweaty so I don't think anyone noticed the tear in my eye! Very shortly after this I consumed rather a large amount of alcohol and an incredible amount of food for several days. On Friday we had a ...
... do dao which is a 3 meter wide Tarmac path on an old railway line .fortunately they removed the sleepers and track .and as luck would have it ,it was down hill all the way .Rod and mum found a great camping spot for me but unfortunately this time it was under water as they have damned the river down stream ,so I found a few trees ...
We left Nazare, to travel inland to this small campsite run by a Dutch couple. It promised peace and relaxation. We were very surprised to find it was not far from a motorway junction!
However we soon found it was like camping in ...
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- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed