Travel Blogs from Cercal do Alentejo
.....really Julie I will......!! Check me out I'm on a campsite way up in the mountains having been bathing in two different sets of thermal waters (an old Roman site and then a river which had thermal currents).....then I splashed about like a fool clambering up a mountain stream.....then I walked up a mountain and then I became very tired and that's why this is all your getting.
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... which seemed empty when we arrived, being a couple of hours too early for dinner - again! We checked out the Roman bridge (top attraction on TripAdvisor, but nothing special) and found a casual place full of locals by the river to have some fish and a bottle of Mateus Rose for Eur 6! When we headed back to the car, the town seemed much busier with the bars showing yet ...
... liked, we have had uninterrupted hours of taking in the countryside we've cycled through. And we don't see it from behind a car window, we get to breathe and smell and feel it. On particularly beautiful stretches of road I felt sorry for people as they came by in their cars. They then whooshed off up the hill and I didn't feel so sorry for them but i wouldn't have swapped places. It's not over yet though and tonight we're staying in ...
... tomorrow morning. I tried convincing him to put them by the room now but he was adamant. We were hungry so we didn't argue and instead showered quickly then went straight out to find a tasca - a typical cheap Portuguese restaurant. All that was left todo now was wonder sleepily around the town for a bit before giving up and retiring to our room. Tomorrow is our penultimate day and it's a long *******e again. It's odd to think we won't be cycling every day soon. But quite nice ...
... view, cost 43 euros with a substantial breakfast. They said that even their high school children talk of working abroad. When travelling the country roads some small villages often seemed devoid of population or they are mainly old folk.
I'll finish this blog from the north but it's worth making an observation about their magnificent freeways. Mainly we stay on the country roads. However there's the odd time when we have to use a freeway and we were ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking