Melia Ria Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... refill the parking meter - parking inspectors are everywhere as are police.
Some souvenir shopping saw our afternoon pass quite quickly and we drove home via the salt pans/lagoons ..... or so we intended until we got a bit lost and decided it wasn't worth the effort.... who hasn't seen good old Saxa before?
But seriously, Aveiro is well known for its salt and seaweed production, it seemed we just didn't have the taste for it ...
The weather was pretty terrible today so didn't do very much. It is great that we are in an apartment. Relaxing on the couch with a nice cup of tea is much better that being in a hotel room. A restaurant very close had grilled sardines on their specials menu so John was very happy. I had some very tender and juicy turkey in creamy mushroom sauce. Another lovely ...
... barrels on them are still on show in the river. Despite predicting rain today, as usual the prediction was wrong! It did rain during the night, but this morning it got sunny and we had beautiful views - the River Douro divides the city and there are many bridges across with varying architecture - one of them designed by Eiffel. So this was a beautiful time, and Xavier was very patient with being taken along on this tour! We came home to lunch of many ...
... probably looked like a major spaz, BUT I got it in the end and completed our 10k bike ride without running anybody over.
I should state that the romance ended upon arriving at the art museum. The exhibit was, well interesting. I adore art and I love thought provoking in-your-face-art, but I draw the line at art that involves urine. I just don't get it. The exhibit was really about drawing the comparison between a woman's body and ...
... in a general westerly direction. This took us off the highway and into the smaller street, and town. We got to see how the people in the countryside lived. After about an hours drive we were desperate for coffee and stopped in a little town. The funnies thing was that through out town they had loudspeakers playing music. You were really in trouble if you did not like the selection, because it was loud. Personally I found the couple of songs we heard really pleasing, again ...