Residencial Casa Das Termas
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... with twisting roads on many levels. We get lost and Mrs. Merkel seems to have no idea where she is. We spend ages going round and round, get a fleeting view of the bridge in the distance and eventually get back on to the main road. We are staying at the Vidago Palace Hotel. The porter offers to clean our car for us. Its just what's needed, and its free. It is a huge building. It was built as a Spa Hotel in 1910 because there are mineral springs the and the mineral water is still sold ...
Our wine and bread tour started at a small museum in the center of the village.
We proceeded to the winery, where our guide Maria, gave us an in depth history of the area and how it's become known for its Muscat grapes. It can be quite warm there in the summer - 50 degrees Celsius or 122. The ground is very rocky, all of which makes for perfect conditions.
... of interest. On its outskirts, though, is the village of Mateus (that’s Portuguese for Matthew). Made famous by the palace whose image adorns the bottles of inexpensive Portuguese rose wine.
The image on the bottle is of a place that actually looks quite nice, so I decided to stop and take the palace tour. There was a big tour group of older northern Europeans around me at the time of my visit that I could tell were from ...
... poles slipped all over it. Perfect choice of shoe selection for the day and despite the rain, wasn't too wet and managed to not drop into any puddles by either not watching where I was going, sliding into them from the muddy edges, nor from the wet grass I chose as my surface of choice at times!
Met a toad along the way today - big boy! That and a fellow we disturbed when we pulled into a bus stop at the first village to load on more clothing and wet ...
... issue of bed bugs isn't there. Love it!
With a little food and refreshment we head back for showers and washing - there is a free machine for use but by this time it's raining so thankfully they have put the heaters on (all central heating controlled from elsewhere) so we wash the essentials and drop them over the heaters. At least we have clean undies and socks!
We left town this morning and the temperature was 11 degrees and continued to drop the more we ...
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