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Stayed the night in Viano De Castelo south of Valenca. The town has many cobbled streets which was hard going in the van with the ****** suspension. Most of the cupboard doors stayed closed.Drove up the hill above Viano to a large gothic church that looked down on the town below. What a view from the top though. You can see down the coast to Porto. The place reminded me of a similar church in Turin located up on the hill above the city. Both had a funicular running to the top.
Im in Portugal at last. Drove across what looked like a bridge that had been bombed recently and was now slowly being restored. This was the border crossing from Spain into Portugal. The first stop across the border was Valenca, a large fortified town atop of a ...
... with a small pine forest inside. Neil & Valerie have a better head for heights than us and walk along the battlements for a while. The port is very quaint and there are lots of small shops and cafes, the shops are mainly closed as it is Sunday but we have a coffee and small tapas at La Boqueria which is a must to revisit as the meals being served to the wholly Spanish clientele looked wonderful and smelt even better.
... to the old town, to Constitution Square. It seemed that we were not the only ones with that idea, as we had been sitting for a very short time before two police motorbikes came into the square, blue lights flashing.... dismounted and went into the cafe for coffee, closely followed by a police car, and three more cops arrived for a cup.
Oyster street is one of the most famous in Vigo. It now has a roof over the street and every little cafe ...
... East, they looked upon their brethren with slight frustration and irritation.
Nick sailed through.
I went beep.
Beepers were pulled aside to join the queue for the body scanner.
"Give me your shoes."
"But they are plastic..."
"it's the buckle! There, you didn't think of that one, did you!" He winked at me as I put them into one of the trays and they were ceremoniously out through the X ray machine.
My bag had ...