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. ...
... of mountain bike
tracks and is on the GR 14 route so lots of opportunity to cycle and walk. The
draw to the area is the stunning valleys cut out by the river Duero and its
tributaries through granite boulder strewn countryside.
This evening we cycled to the ermita Nostra Sra. Del
Castillo, a small church perched high overlooking the Duero River and the Portuguese
border. It was a quiet spot but a nearby information board ...
... to the nines. As best as we could tell, they were just out walking the streets and sitting in the cafés enjoying a lovely Sunday afternoon.
While the city is beautiful, filled with great squares, old churches, and wonderful shopping, we found the people not so hospitable. Where the folks in the Basque area were extremely welcoming, the people of Zamora were cold, and at often times downright rude. This is a pretty big city, and we were ...