Vidago Palace Hotel
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Thursday, July 1
No we did not go Africa (see pin on the map) it's just that there is also a Régua in Angola as well, and that was a Portuguese possession, Travelpod placed the pin!
Today the tour started at 09:00 to go to the medieval town Lamego close to Peso da Régua where the boat is docked. The main attraction is the church - Our Lady Of Remedies, where people go to get healing. It is a Baroque church finished in 1761.While some people might ...
After breakfast at the Pousada we sit in the lounge and our room. We were going yo go to the pool but it is overcast and cool. The ABCD are having a meeting in the hotel. Not heard of them? Its a European organisation called the Advisory Board on Cat Diseases. Or did someone just make that up? We check out at noon. The car has been parked outside for two days. Unfortunately it was under a tree and is covered in a layer of gluey gunge. The windscreen washers get enough off my side of ...
... best. Vineyards everywhere. Up the hill, down the hill, across the hill. Planted in every crack and crevice - best not to stand still for too long! Thousands and thousands of acres all on the sides of hills. All hand cared for. No tractors! I'm almost speechless. The Douro is filled with Wine Houses. I'd not be surprised if there were thousands. They have been making Wine here for over a thousand years and it was the birthplace ...
... the landscape to enable agricultural production.
The beautiful landscape and its history, the traditions of
winemaking, and the culture of the villages and wine quintas have earned the
Alto Douro wine region UNESCO World Heritage status. I’m not really sure what
that implies in this case, since it doesn’t preclude the use of more modern
farming or wine production techniques. The region is also the world’s ...
... area of Belgium by their accents (confirmed when I asked a lady in the wine shop where they were from). I couldn’t help but chuckle when I overheard one of the old men say to a local palace guide in English, "We are different from Germans in that were are both punctual and smart!" Heeee Heeee!
Apparently everyone at the wine tasting room asks for Mateus. Even though the palace has a working Quinta (winery) and grows ...