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- Continental Breakfast
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... to get going. We head for Vidago a small village in the middle of nowhere quite close to the Spanish border. It could have been a really easy journey but I decide to come off the motorway to visit Amarante. We are running along the Douro Valley at this point but the motorway runs along the top of the hills. Amarante is down at river level and the guidebook says it is a pretty little place with an old Roman Bridge. What it didn't mention is that it is now surrounded by a ...
... Tras-O-Montes province is supposed to be Portugal’s most traditional, like a place left back in time. I started to see signs of it here already – old ladies dressed in black walking their long-horned cows home from the field to the barn for the evening, ox-drawn carts used to spread manure, old folks walking along the road with rakes and hoes over their shoulders, shepherds in the mountain pastures. This really feels like the ...
... the village and promptly climbed back up and eventually descended to less than 500m after walking around the mountain and looking often over the edge to what should have been amazing views blocked by mist but at one point buddy says "holy heck (well not quite those words) thats a 70 degree drop!" Yep straight over it was! Okay........focus Lari......no falling over the edge!
Finally descended into a village - no bar for coffee of course but we found ...
... passed on the way in. No wifi, no signal! So we order some soup, talk to fellow peregrinos who are going to walk on to Laza (making it a 34km day - and you think we're nuts). Order coffee - ummmm - get served instant - are you serious - didn't even look -no expresso machine here! - Arrgghh defo a no stop zone.
But the Albergue is beautiful and fairly new (and we find out owned by the lady in the bar that sells instant coffee) and they provide those paper sheets and pillow cases ...
... You can see the mansions from the river – great houses in a grand style situated in the midst of the vineyards that boast their name. I can only imagine the opulence inside.
Ruth was keen to see the valley. In a rental car. Actually she wanted to drive the whole vacation but I kinda talked her out of it. I try to stay away from renting cars in other countries especially if they have decent public transportation and even more so if they ...