Montebelo Viseu Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Viseu
... that lasted about 15mins, the vet gave up and decided to come for a ride with us and be our map. The car ride consisted of again very intense conversations, to which Kathryn and I assumed they were discussing politics. But to our surprise the cause of much disagreement between the two was the subject of dogs!.... After approximately 12 hours of traveling and many obstacles later, finally we made it to our destination. And could not have been happier ...
Woke up in the morning with a Graham's Winery brochure under the windscreen wiper. Sweet! Had a bit of trouble finding the place, up a maze of narrow streets, the critical one closed and dug up for a recobble. Seems all the original port wineries are in the same quarter of town, beautiful old buildings, narrow streets, all offering tours and tastings. Graham's winery ...
... so I can prove I've walked the whole stretch.
The woman of the old geusthouse (and bar, restaurant, minimercado, ... it's all in one) where I'll sleep tonight has a surprise for me... She has her daughter (age 8 -10, I have no idea) draw/paint in my stamp-book. It takes up the space of about 10 stamps, but I don't care because it just looks great between all those "boring" ...
... a nice view!
Just the night I arrive here the town is having it's yearly party. A big tent is set up, there is a market and lots of activity. I enjoy some local Portuguese pop-band. When they find out at the beer stand that I'm a foreigner they very enthusiastically give me a hat (sponsored by a Portuguese beer brand). Great, because this was one of the items I was still missing!!
A little hangover the next morning was the only price ...
... back for more. As I had suspected, the woman remembered us.
“Tudo bem?” I asked her. She responded that she was doing well and then gushed about how I had learned Portuguese and now I spoke so well. She continued in Portuguese with a lot more smiling and excitement. God bless these people. You speak one phrase of their language and they practically grant you ...
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