Lagoas Park Hotel
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... and spray from the water dampens the gangway. Old photos show raging waves with ships tossing around with curved wind laden sails.
On a vacation, I have never been reminded so much or maybe I have never remembered so much about the explorers from my education. I must have enjoyed this wonderful subject. I love rehearing the stories of these trade routes to Africa and India. Remember Vasco da Gama and Magellan, yep they left from ...
From Porto to Lisbon"Do you want the quick way or the pretty way?" Unless you have a good reason then it has to be the latter. We set out on the motorway but soon coffee called and we took a detour to Aveiro. This fishing town in the marshlands between two canals is a charming taste of yesteryear with a super fresh fish market and a busy fleet of small boats. It also manages a fine tourist trade with faux gondolas and many seafood restaurants. We decided to ...
... Still random piles of dog poop laying around which you have to watch for and uneven sidewalks to be careful of! I did have one restaurant guy give me a big speach about Rick Steeves (the tour book writer) taking bribes and I shouldn't just believe everything he says. Clearly I won't be setting foot in his overbearing domain. It's not my first trip off the farm. The restaurant guys are all in the street trying to get you to eat ...
... the huge hole of debt Portugal has dug itself into, this scene looks downright disturbing. At the top of the hill is a a shopping mall and a large park (which also looks pricey to maintain). It's called the Poet's Park, and this one I must say I do enjoy it despite its extravangance. The scuptures are pretty cool--there's one of a giant man's head and two women sitting in the brain. I'm doing a video clip of that one, dedicating it to several of my friends that it reminds me ...
... is almost 700 years old. As example our bed was modern with a canopy, but when you were in bed you could see the lovely architectural details that date back to the original building.
Because the walls were to thick it caused the doors to be very wide, and it is quite interesting to see a door in a bedroom that is wider than it is high. It was great waking up in a room with walls that are almost 4 feet thick. There is absolutely no sound that penetrate into the room, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service