Quinta do Salgueiro
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... us free, and in about ten minutes we proceeded on our way. Yvonne loved it, hoping they would send out the Portuguese navy to rescue us!
We sailed back to Pinhao where we boarded buses to visit a famous manor home called the Mateus Palace. It has nothing to do with the Mateus wine people but happens to be located in the small village of Mateus. It was built in the 18th century and is owned by the same ...
... The peeling of the bark from the tree does not hurt it and you can redo it every 10 years without killing the tree.
It has turned "hot " the last few days. Temperatures have been in the 90s the last two days. Luckily the tour buses are nicely air conditioned and our walks have not been taxing. Actually it has become a convenient excuse to stop and have a beer in a local pub.
The ship is only a few years old but does have some problems with ...
Saturday 12th April
Salamanca to Perena in the Arribes del Duero National Park.
Heading west from Salamanca we are virtually on the border
of Portugal. The village of Perena has seen better times. I can't even say it
is ramshackled in a picturesque way. The campsite on the edge of the village is
a municipal one and only has a couple of other campers.
It does seem to be hub however ...
... tiny with little houses built at every angle clinging to this high rock. There are steps from many directions which lead to the top and once there the view across the hills is magnificent. The campsite is something else! We were the only occupants last night although a girl on a bike arrived about an hour ago. We have our own tiled pitch, complete with picnic table, ...
Castelo Rodrigo is one of 12 historic villages in Portugal, and its medieval streets are breathtaking. The fortified medieval village is perched up on a isolated hill, giving a 360 degree view over spain and portugal. We spend our time wandering the narrow streets, former palace, Rocamadour Church, Jewish Quarters, synagogue, cistern and mikvah. In its prime, Rodrigo was a place of peace for harmony for Christians, Muslims and Jewish religions.
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking