Travel Blogs from Esposende
... which means you pay 20 euros upfront, giving you four free days on most of Portugal's brilliant toll roads. Dad obligingly payed the required fee, which was good in our case as our car was "class 2", meaning we would've spent more than 20 euros anyway! Dad spent 20 minutes chatting with the multilingual cop, before we got in the car and continued driving to Porto.
The stop for drinks took a lot longer than expected, however after another ...
... grapes which have rotted in a controlled way. The white port is a poor thing drunk by girls and weak fellows. Red port is in the form of "ruby" young fruity and fresh. Late bottled is a bit more complex and although not quite as fruity, it is bottled after say 6 yrs and may contain older grapes. Basically it is stuff they left a bit long and in spite of the oversight it seems a bit richer and more mellow. The Tawny is a blend of much older wines. It smells ...
... with this, much replanting is with eucalyptus which apart from being a quick growing hardwood is reputed to be fireproof.
Thank heavens for GPS! The road systems in Spain and subsequently Portugal are far superior to anything found in the UK. This rapid and obviously expensive infrastructure with stylish viaducts allowing the highway to stride across the mountain ranges might be part of the reason for their embarrassing economies. GPS is the key to using ...
... to walkers), Mark's shoes had a flat tire and we had to retreat to a roadside cafe for a rest and some delicious pastry. Patti must have been in 100 different stores and had some success so didn't mind when I suggested a siesta. Weather is perfect again (27C). Another "A" day for our European ...
After a great day and evening yesterday, it was 'adios'to the Peddlers as we headed out of Santiago on bus to Porto, Portugal after hearing great stories from our hotel host. Almost got split up at one place when the bus stopped and Mark got off to do what people do when they get off buses and the bus decided to leave before he got back. Patti ran to the front of the bus only to be waved off by an irate driver who spoke ...
Other places to stay in Esposende
Av Raul Sousa Martins s/n, Esposende | 4 star hotelfrom $67
Avenida da Praia, 45, Esposende | 3 star hotelfrom $50
Aldeamento Pinhal da Foz, Esposende | 3 star hotelfrom $62
Estrada Nacional 13, Esposende | Hotelfrom $45