Hotel Residencial Caravela
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... Portuguese suffer disproportionately from high blood pressure – my cod went above and beyond its duty of being salted, and KK’s chourico was desiccating. Maybe it’s just that old maritime practices of preserving food for long voyages die *************ly had to voyage round the corner to get home. We drank litres of water that night and I think it might have put me off crisps.
KK: The following morning we stopped off at the city market. There ...
... floors and marble fireplaces. But the true magic happens in the gardens where there are secret trails leading to grottos and ponds and turrets and spiral staircases. The best part of all is the 'Initiation well’.
I have no idea how it was done but when you stand at the top all you see is a winding stone staircase descending 10 stories down to the marble floor at the bottom. There are ferns and moss growing out of the stones– it ...
... on top of a large pile of rocks, duck ponds, and a fern garden.
The next attraction was the Moorish Castle. The original castle was built by the Moors and taken by the Christians in 1147. Most of what we saw was the result of a complete restoration in the 19th century. The Castle also provided some great views of the Palace, the town, and the surrounding countryside. ...
... tarts as well as something else. She didn't respond well to my standard method of asking the server what their favourite thing is and just gave away dirty looks. I instead quickly pointed at something just to keep the line moving which turned out to be a delicious palmier. The custard tarts were pretty fantastic as well. I think the main difference is that they know they are going to sell, so they have them constantly coming out of the over fresh and crispy rather than sitting ...
... 8211; making a shift toward the popularization of more progressive policies likely.
Through the combination of the Salazar legacy and the ideological shifts of the younger Portuguese, the seemingly contradictory characteristics of a commitment to Catholicism and a progressive stance on drug decriminalization in Portugal are made clear.