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... other pilgrims and do the "kumbaya my lord" ritual. I treasure the time alone, my own thoughts and own experiences, not tainted by anyone else. Perhaps a bit narcissistic? Who cares? I am totally inspired by my time alone. Far from the "maddening" crowd, specially for you Sara Mills. So after tomorrow starts the second part of the Caminho - along the coast (at bloody last) of Portugal. Up to now, there has been some very trying times. The hear, the flies, the stretches without shade or ...
... an international natural park with
several overlooks on the Portuguese side (maybe Spanish too) which I hit in the
morning before continuing on to the Alto Douro wine region. The Grand Canyon it
is not, but it’s an impressive gorge even if the river is now dammed at spots
for hydroelectricty and flood control.
Miranda do Douro is another one of those places where I
continued to be ...
... passed on the "mush of coagulated sheep blood". I didn't even want to think what that might have looked and tasted like. I went to the book store where J.K. Rawlings wrote one of the Harry Potter books. I don't have the name in front of me but will include it on my next blog because it is really worth looking up. They don't allow photos. It is very ornate.
Tomorrow I will go across the river and tour some of the port winery warehouses. So for now, Adventure ...
Got up nice & early making the most of the free breakfasts. I was told the walking tour would come around just after 11 to pick me up. The guy at the desk started to talk to me about a porto delicacy. More on that later. So as he assumed I was going there and then for this meal he forgot to tell the guide I was coming. I did manage to catch up though which was good. The walking tour was ok, I left no tip, mainly as I had no coin on me and ...
... a huge department store - very high end - where I found my Pandora charm from Portugal - a circle of grapes. Merchandise is not cheap here. We found the price of electronics especially high and not many shoppers, although the Tourist Information booth inside the main doors offered a 10 percent discount to tourists which we took advantage of.
Crossing the river again we got off in another shopping district, the Rua de Santa Catarina, ...
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