Hotel Horus Zamora
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... what a good value travel destination Portugal is. My
room cost me 25 Euros and was in a nice modern hotel. For dinner I had the
local specialty, Posta da Vitella (veal steak), as part of a three course meal
with wine for 15 Euros.
Except for the gorge cut by the Douro River and smaller
gorges of its tributaries, the central and eastern parts of Tras-Os-Montes
province are very pretty rolling ...
... as I'd enjoyed the lovely sandy gravel for the last hour and hang a left and there before us is the River Elsa (the same one by the ruins a few days ago) stunning in the early morning light and can't be captured on point and shoot! Another of those memories to keep.
But before we can get there we have to negotiate the mud, the puddles, the rocks, the serious downhill - you know the ones where you see the crest and nothing below? The mud was nowhere ...
... get eggs - if no dins at bar we will have to make do with something cold from shop - go to bar - they boil eggs for me - God bless them! - use wifi after being told no internet in town - sit - drink and eat the arvo away. The locals come in and play cards very noisily,
Tomorrow we turn west and start to skirt northern Portugal or at least look over the border. The VDLP (original version and Roman way) actually continues North to Astorga and ...
... the sick people coughed and spluttered all night - buddy discovered window shut (stupid people) and opened - and what the heck we would still be away early anyway!
Shot down to kitchen and it was alive with the hospitalarios cooking up milk and toast and stuff - apparently brekky included - we didn't know (that's a hassle of the language barrier) - so had our brekky and Cola Cao and heated the croissants we had yesterday. Holy **** - I bit into mine and it had chocolate ...
... sun rise and the temperature has warmed to 5.2 at 8am. We'll be there by 10 at the latest. That's unless of course, coffee shows first. The notes say there is a coffee stop a few kms from town so we will stop if the notes are right. Some confusion at a turn - sign says 5.7km to Zamora - 500m later says 6km - no we didn't turn wrong - a bit further down it says 5km. So if the council, main roads people can't decide how far it is, well how is a pilgrim following mud ...