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Travel Blogs from Punta Umbria
... night. Not the best place in the world and they were really picky on letting dogs into the swimming pool, so up the next morning and away. A longish drive (in which I fell asleep again and we went back to Spain) and I have to say, even as a dog, the drive over the hills above Gibralter, looking out over green scenery and the straights towards Tangiers and africa was breathtaking (but maybe I just appreciate this type of beauty more after ...
... moon over the sea. Then, on to Santa Luzia, a city known for its octopus, to a restaurant known for its octopus. Curt had delicious beans and octopus, along with a great Portuguese wine, a typical Mediterranean Diet dinner. Dianne also had an octopus dish with her wine, but Gibran had fish while Marcela, a vegetarian, had a very nice plate of vegetables.
... time in my life, I will be watching Titanic.
Wednesday 20th November
We cycled to Tavira today on the Ecovia do Litoral, a bike route that travels from Cabo de Sao Vicente in the west to the east of the country along the south coast, aiming to keep the cyclist off the main roads.
It took us through Villa Nova de Cacela and down to Cacela Velha, a lovely tiny fishing village with white washed houses ...
... where it is. "I was told that there's a cheap pension here nearby, do you know where it is?" The cop looks at me suspiciously, "... how do you know about that place?" I insist that I'm simply a traveler on a tight budget looking for a place to lay my weary head... Finally I find the place (which has no sign) knock, knock and no one answers. I give up. I'm sure there are other cities down the road that offer better hospitality. But first, let's ...
... in the late afternoon and evening and enjoy the cool breeze.
We did not have air conditioning which was a bit of a trial one night as it was incredibly hot (it is august after all) but a bigger problem was the mosquitos which had fierce bites but they did not last long. I recommend getting air conditioning in the summer months and also buying a beach umbrella.
All in all this is a good place to chill for a week ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed