Melia Ria Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Aveiro is a tiny bit of venice. We drove in through the industrial area again....nearly kept going as first impressions horrible. Nearly got gased with the smell, more prostitutes on the side of the road. Turned out to be a lovely town, has canals and fishing boats to take tourists around. We didn't go on it, memories of venice still preferred. The town square full of locals having early evening picnic, wine, laughter ...
... town. We have found that in most Iberian towns, faceless, modern neighbourhoods always surround a very attractive and active historical core. Aveiro is no exception.
Our first stop is the tourist office, where we are surprised to find that the visitors map will cost us €0.20. We cough up this princely sum and set out to explore. Almost immediately we are accosted by an attractive young lady who persuades us to sail on a ...
... 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 ...
... to another cafe for coffee and a pastry. Went up the Torre de Clerigos for 360 degree views of the city. Came back down and went to the same bridge (Ponte) as before, but on the upper deck. Got some sunset photos. Dinner at Aliados after a lot of walking around trying to find seats at recommended places. The bean stew was not very ...
... looking into it, I found out that during 2009, there was a massive bed bug infestation, so it turned me off of it. Looking further into it, I found that 140000 people arrived in Santiago, but only 125000 walked from the France/Spain starting point. The next most popular was to walk from Portugal, and with only 10000 people arriving last year, it seemed like the place to be.
The next point ...