Pousada de Viseu Charming Spa Hotel
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... words and gained some much needed strength from them. I'm sure everyone will agree this was for a worthy cause, I know my brother would have agreed. A special thanks goes to my mum Vanessa and my wife Karis for their support throughout this adventure. When I set out on this journey I had lots of questions, and lots of those have been answered however one important question still remains ........ What next ? ...
Along the ecopista do doa . 23 miles Dragging my heels waiting for my wife to arrive at mummy's before me . After waking at 8 and having breakfast of ham and cheese rolls and fruit and yogurt ,coffee and orange juice I checked out about 11 and hit the hills straight away .the first 5 miles where challenging but then I hit ...
... the driver a few hand signals but luckily for him he didn't stop to apologise .after that I dicided the safest place to cycle was in the middle of the road so the cars had no chance of overtaking otherwise they would try and squeeze through the smallest of gaps . As you can guess I got a few beeps . After 50 miles I came to viseu and tried to find a hotel . I eventually found one on Google and I headed of in search of it , it was a rural retreat set ...
... river. One of those locks resulted in a rise of 135 feet! It was the largest lift we have ever seen and we were told it is the highest in all of Europe.
The WOW factor occurred mid-morning when we entered the Douro port wine appellation, created in 1756, the oldest in the world. This is equivalent to the champagne region of France, in that you can't call it port wine unless it comes from this region. This 50 mile stretch of ...
... we also went for a horse ride through the hills and enjoyed the sun setting over the country. Portugal was a beautiful place (well what we saw of it anyway) and we were very happy to escape the city and civilization for a few days before we set off for Paris. ---------------- Since then we have done Paris and London. So much to talk about, so I'll wait for tomorrow when Kathryn and I are back together to continue our story. I promise it won't be as ...
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