Pousada de Alcacer do Sal Dom Afonso II
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... here in Portugal, so I decide to make an exception. It turns out he’s a Ukranian who doesn’t speak Portuguese very well… We still manage to communicate a bit… then I head on my way… I wander to the north side of town to an even livelier Brazilian neighbourhood and then back to the bus station. Overall, I’ve enjoyed this cheerfully unpretentious working class ...
... day. Made it up to the top of the craggy edifice of the Castle of the Moors, a military fort built around the 10th century by the Muslim populations that occupied the Iberian peninsula . You can see all the way to the Atlantic Coast from the top, when the mist clears that is haha. I visited as many of the palaces and mansions as I could manage including the national Palace of Sintra, Monserrate, and of course the famous Pena ...
... was a photographer but I didn't get the point of his work. Then went to the traditional gallery who had very diverse works from East and West. Both galleries were set in a park/garden setting. Enjoyable way to spend the morning. Left for Olhao on but at 3:1m Arrived Olhao around 6pm to a pensioner and were welcomed by the owners Jeff and Leanne from Australia. ...
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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