Hotel Navegadores

Av da Catalunha s/n, Monte Gordo, Algarve, 8900-468, Portugal | 3 star hotel
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Our Lady of Deliverance Procession

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... in.

There were many pots of wheat grass, newly grown for the occasion and decorating the ornate altar. We saw this wheat grass with oranges as decorations at the nativity in Cachopo and at a Tavira exposition of nativity scenes at the Igreja (Church) da Misericórdia earlier in the week. We learned through reading that the Nativities here are called Cribs and that wheat grass and oranges (in this orange-producing land) often help decorate the scenes. ...

Into the Mountains of Portugal--and Back in Time

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... For a sample of his playing, see our blog, "Music in the Churches).

After discovering that restaurant number three was closed, it was back to the "tasca" cafe where after some waiting, and Marcela's intervention, we were seated but told that it would be a long wait and "we might get bored" because they had to serve another table of 12 newly arrived patrons--German tourists, it turned out, and there's more to their story below.

Two items ...

The Most Beautiful Spot in Tavira--Tavira Castle

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... or other potential enemy intruders into this territory.

One day we hope to find and read more of the long and complicated history of Tavira, beyond the "cliff notes" version found in the gravel guides. Suffice it to say for now that at one time, Tavira was one of Portugal's important cities, a base for some of the Portuguese seafarers' exploits and the economic and social development of Portugal, and, especially, the Algarve.

Around ...

Weekend on Tavira Island

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


Winter Solstice on Tavira Island

Not many people go to Tavira Island in the winter. The only access is by ferry, and the main ferry is shut down after the tourists depart in October. A small ferry continues to run hourly from Quatros Aguas (Four Rivers, the closest land point to the island) each day for fishermen, a handful of workers to guard and maintain the island, and a few adventurers like us.

All the restaurants are zippered up, the ...

Cacela Vehla--A beautiful village in Algarve

A travel blog entry by curtcarlson


... elephant milk "pitcher" for our coffee. Since Cady (our daughter), too, loves elephants from her time in Thailand and India, it was a good find. And, it was priced at one Euro, she thought. She asked me for the money (she doesn't like to carry money for some reason!) and I gave her a 5 Euro bill, which she promptly handed over to the vendor--who took it with no indication of any change coming. When Dianne asked, the lady pointed to the 5 Euro sign close ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Av da Catalunha s/n, Monte Gordo, is near Praia Verde, Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, and Quinta da Ria.
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