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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. ...
Today we walked down the GR 14 but in the opposite direction,
to the village of Masueca. This time we weren’t going to get lost as we just
retraced our route on the way back.
The country side is beautiful. Everywhere you look there are
broom bushes covered in creamy coloured flowers. The scent is lovely. Wild rosemary and lavender are also in full
bloom. On the steep terraced slopes grow vines and olive trees.
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 ...