Residencial do Planalto Mirandes
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... to Miranda Do Douro but didn't find much here so decided to cross the border in to Spain and stay in Zamora. A few reflections on Portugal. Loved the people and thought they were "softer" than the Spaniards. Most Portuguese speak English (the younger ones, anyway) as it is compulsory in schools. It was a much greener, prettier and more productive country than I had imagined. Not ...
... Parked and walked into the walled city of Leon. Authentic in every way. A huge cathedral and very solid walls. A central fruit and veg market in the colonnaded square. But rain so we decided not to spend the night but moved on to Zamora. My last visit to Zamora clear in my mind. It was a strongly walled town with a steep stoney entrance through grand gates. No vehicle access. There were beggars everywhere and men in Islamic style Long robes. It was dirty and there was ...
Zamora - could be the title of a Dean Martin song. The town brought out my inner crooner - comfy and cleverly modernised NH hotel, honey coloured ancient buildings, a once a year ceramic market, storks nesting on bell towers, breakfast of organic fruits, local sheep cheese, fresh roasted coffee, mild sunny day. (Wifi is a constant challenge so this blog will need to be polished with pics later. ...
... was a shorter day for us as we planned to get out of step with the Brierley book as many people use this book to plan their next stopovers.
O'Cebreiro is a beautiful little stone village where we enjoyed a breakfast in a warm cafe. Unfortunately, there were gypsies on the outskirts but we have seen too many to be taken in now.
The guys decided to sack me as the motivator as I said the stage was relatively ...
... the trail took us off a
road and onto a path. In order to make the walk circular, we picked up one of
the mountain bike routes that would take us back into Perena. We managed to
lose the route within about 20 minutes and found ourselves wandering across
rough pasture land picking up the odd cart track and crossing dry stone walls,
aiming for what we thought was the general direction of Perena. We eventually
found a road and decided ...