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Travel Blogs from Miranda do Douro
... Today there is still only limited access but its all clean and paved and definitely a place that draws the local people. There is now a large modern city outside the walls which did not exist 45 years ago. The whole thing astonishing. I'm glad I have returned. There are long promenade streets and a vibrant market selling potteries. We got the only room left in town at the elegant Parador right in the heart of the old town. We walked out with thousands of people in town ...
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. ...
the church in full fiesta mode complete with hotdog stalls and a bouncy castle
once a year to celebrate its being built.
We set off from Perena along the GR 14 towards the village
of Villarino. The path was really well signposted once we had left the village.
We arrived in Villarino around 12.30, just as the locals were amassing for the Palm
After driving 5 hours across central Spain we have made it to Zamora. This is a walled city near the border of Portugal and was extremely nice. The area around the cathedral and castle have been made into a lovely park, and the views from atop the old city wall provided great viewing of the river and bridges below.
We arrived on Sunday night, and when we exited the hotel around seven we found the streets flowing with ...
... hours later into Zamora. Short tempered and exhausted. Our wonderful support team (ie mum and Daisy) had gone on ahead yesterday and booked us a hostel where we were greeted by a man we'd just passed walking down the street. Seems like we had timed it well. When we got to the room we discovered our pillows were laden with sweets and a knock on the door brought us two chilled little bottles of Cava. We thanked mum for the presents only to discover the ...