Pousada de Alcacer do Sal Dom Afonso II
Travel Blogs from Alcacer do Sal
... was. The pool was fairly big (and cheap) but not too crowded. For several hours we interchanged between tanning and swimming, getting a baguette as a lunchy snack in between. After a while we decided to go as we were all gettig quite hungry. Before showering etc we went to the same restaurant we'd gone for breakfast and ate ourselves into such a stupor we decided to reevaluate our current eating habits. We ...
... this huge cathedral, with all parts from different time periods; Roman, Corinthian, Gothic, even contemporary. Me and Orson briefly went inside which was interesting. After that we ended up walking through the old quarter of the town, which was really beautiful. Toulouse, although not a tourist's paradise, seems like it would be a nice place to live; the people are a bit friendlier and the city just seems to work very well. I got an Icecream from a street stand ...
... We went into the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos where we found the tombs of Vasco da Gama, the famous explorer and the Tomb of Camões, father of the Portuguese language. Than we walked to the Torre de Belém, from where are the explorers left. We walked for about a kilometer to the marina called Docas, where you find all kind of fancy restaurants and bars. We had dinner there with of course seafood, this time we took ink fish which was perfectly cooked with rice in ...
We took the A road to Alcacer, through cork plantations and past Agua des Moures (a Moorish watering hole) and Gambia (a village filled with the descendants of African slaves). Wanda was a fount of information on the history of everything we passed.
Alcacer do Sal means 'Castle of the Salt trade', and as such it has a castle on the small hill that has been turned into a pousada (hotel). White houses cascade ...
... needing to do a visit!!!
So life in the van has become much more 'normal' now. We have all got use to the space. The boys still have a few battles at night when they go to bed but bless them they are sleeping in the same bed although with separate bedding! Apart from that Dixie is providing all we need. We have got shopping down to a fine art now and we can fit into the cupboards and fridge enough for about 4-5 days (providing the boys don't go ...
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