VIP Inn Miramonte Hotel
Travel Blogs from Colares
... but it is flat and tight and very interesting especially when you go around the corner and it all connects perfectly. I love it when little tiny flowers creep out of a cobblestone crease and survive, good roots! Gravel, smooth baby boulders, dirt, square or rectangular blocks, the roads are all so different.
The forest here as I have mentioned have a lot of pine. Huge umbrella trees with pinecones the size of mangoes, perfect for starting a fire along with ...
... Olsen, The Barefoot Contessa and Nigella Lawson, programs from their very first days. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is also shown from its inception, so old, so long ago. They repeat the programming morning, noon and night. Remember Michael Landon in Highway to Heaven when he played an angel, or as far back as Mash and further to Bonanza? Very funny and yet so familiar.
The wind is howling outside, time to throw another log on the fire.
... painted on the walls of the palace, while others hang in frames. His cousin, by the way, was the husband of Queen Victoria.
Down the road is the Moorish Castle, a military fort built around the 10th century by the Muslim population. It was a control tower for the Atlantic Coast, serving as an outpost for the city of Lisbon. This honestly is where you could climb to the top of the world and think you could see forever. The sea still looked flat.....
Another great viewpoint this evening - this time the furthest western point in Europe - we had picked a windy evening - so the romantic sunset as the sun gently sank into the sea was not on the cards.
At this campsite, rather amazingly you can stay in a little one room chalet (no water or cooking, but you do have a fridge, ...
... up mediaeval stair cases' brought memories of Notre Dame in Paris, my most awful claustrophobic experience, never to be repeated!!) while I waited in the sun.
Then off to but our Portuguese custard tarts at the patisserie recommended in The Age (and by everyone else (fancy having to queue for tarts!) called Pasteis de Bellem. Well worth it, the tarts are gorgeous. Another cab to Supra Marche and back to the Astoria
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility