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... summer drink - Tinto Serano (forgotten spelling but means red wine summer style) - add lemonade/lemon to sweet red wine and ice! Sounds bad but good - a little like sangria. Quick siesta then joined a tapas tour I had booked before leaving home - quite different to previous but fun - beautiful food at all 5 sites including last one which was dessert and chocolate lined waffle shot glass of local liquor. Currently packing up to head off to train for Malaga in the ...
... and displays of archaeological artifacts on my most recent visit
Spain’s National Archaeological Museum couldn’t be more
different, though. Like most museums in Spain, the collections and displays are
top class and thoroughly modern. I find I can read Spanish much better than I
can understand the spoken word, but it is still nice that everything is now
presented in perfect English as well as Spanish. Those fine conditions probably
... middle of the large median dividing the main shopping street. It had several umbrellas with tables setup so we went over to investigate and it turned out to be a hot dog stand. Of all things to find in Portugal! They even had a vegan friendly soy-dog for Bree’s Mom so we ended up having dinner there and it was delicious.
Our last stop in Portugal was the town of Evora. After a beautiful scenic bus ride we were dropped in the middle of town, split into ...
... then once the sun went down the bands came on and the street was transformed into an open air concert, the main band was a cat empire clone and I had such a great night. After tossing around options for a day trip I eventually settled on Segovia, the site of an incredibly large and well preserved roman aqueduct, cathedral and fortified castle built on the bluff at the confluence of two valleys. This all sounded great, but ...
I am writing this in the airport, planning to wait 5 hours for my cheap early morning flight, because I didn't wish to spend money on the taxi in the morning. This is my third time and I don’t think it really gets any easier. My body is so tired from all the walking we did today as we walked from one beautiful spot to another refusing to pay for the metro in between.
There have been countless moments in which I have asked myself why I am going through all ...