Travel Blogs from Aveiro
Couldn't possibly have fitted another thing into our day today. Left Oporto and wound our way to the Bucaco National Park. Would have been a beautiful place to have lunch if we had been there later in the day. Beautiful palace set among the park with amazing gardens. Arrived at Coimbra and saw O week in force again while visiting the university. Wish I could have photographed the library but the tale the ...
... abandoned train track from one village to the next. Very picturesque! What no sign told us was that the tracks are still in daily use... Overgrown with grass and weed they sure didn't look like that, but we've only just reached the road again when a train comes rattling by! luckily we were not goofing around on the tracks anymore.
I'm tired as ...
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 ring the bell. The owner opens just for me. I buy a few single pieces of fruit and he washes them for me, great!
It's the first time the arrows point me to a completely different route than described in the book. I decide to follow the arrows and I arrive safely where I have to be. Finding those way-marks and following the path has become a real habit by now. Only in bigger cities it's ...