Grao Vasco Hotel
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Our planned itinerary today had two stops: Belmonte and Viseu. Lucky for us, we decided on a detour and were directed to another which made for a wonderful day. We left Marvao around our usual 8ish to take full advantage of the "cool weather" - during the day it has been getting upwards of 40 degrees celsius. Our guide book suggested visiting …
... been recently rebuilt, stunning! The tour was great, and the tawny port tasting at the end, delicious. Ten year old was so smooth. After seeing photos of the Douro Valley, headed straight up the river. Spent the next 4 hours winding up and down narrow goat tracks, finally ending up in Lamego for the night. Hot, was 28 degrees at 10:00pm. Camp ground has its own wine ...
Distance: 18 km
Today is a very short stage. That is good news. I have to wash most of my clothes, so now there will be enough time for them to dry. It has become a habit; every afternoon upon arrival I wash my clothes (especially the socks ;-) and try to get them dry by the next morning. If they're not, I hang them on my backpack the next ...
Distance: 26 km
Santiago train ramp is a hot topic. Every conversation about our walk to Santiago ends with questions or remarks about the derailed train. I learn a lot of train related Portuguese words. It is of course very sad what happened there
I started alone this morning, like most of the time, and I'm the last one to leave, also like most of the time.
I meet a new traveler from ...
... to see piles of dried cod at the end. The smells took some getting used to. We couldn’t find the eggs because they don’t refrigerate them in Europe. I have to admit, that really freaked me out. I kept waiting for them to hatch or something.
The deli was the main attraction for us. Jason had forgotten his Portuguese-English dictionary but he was undeterred.