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... to get going. We head for Vidago a small village in the middle of nowhere quite close to the Spanish border. It could have been a really easy journey but I decide to come off the motorway to visit Amarante. We are running along the Douro Valley at this point but the motorway runs along the top of the hills. Amarante is down at river level and the guidebook says it is a pretty little place with an old Roman Bridge. What it didn't mention is that it is now surrounded by a ...
... area of Belgium by their accents (confirmed when I asked a lady in the wine shop where they were from). I couldn’t help but chuckle when I overheard one of the old men say to a local palace guide in English, "We are different from Germans in that were are both punctual and smart!" Heeee Heeee!
Apparently everyone at the wine tasting room asks for Mateus. Even though the palace has a working Quinta (winery) and grows ...
... wish for...............rocking and rolling! The bar rocks, the owner rocks, the wine rocks and after one bottle we thought would last through dinner, we bought another for dinner and decided to come back for local moonshine to finish the night. Only 20km tomorrow so a 7am start is fine!
For my Camino friends reading this contemplating VDLP, make this a MUST STOP.
Ok I'm going to post this and yesterdays - you are still missing two, but I am catching ...
... we need torches to be seen in this fog!
So my buddy dons his torch on his head so that oncoming traffic pics us up a little earlier (hope) and straps mine with the red light on to the back of my pack so those coming up behind know we're there. For those of you who know the road I live on, this road is no wider and with trucks passing and no shoulder or verge you can imagine what that is like in dense fog! Scary stuff but we have a few hours of this.
We pass through ...
... was too much. Of course, some things stick, like the ubiquitous smell of orange blossoms or the constant flow of good wine and cheese, how the city of Porto looked from the tallest tower in the rain and mist, the sound of my breath as we climbed up and up and up to the Castle in Sintra, the incredible kindness and gentleness of the Portuguese people.
We weren’t tourists, and we certainly didn’t qualify as travelers – we ...
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