Stella wants everyone to know that when we returned to Pontalaia Apartamentos, not only did they have a place for us, and not only did they give us an amazing rate… they waived the pet fee. Stella feels that she earned this herself, we do agree. Beautiful.
We are heading south to the coast to a little town called Vila Nova de Milfontes. Once again, Donny found us a great deal for an extended stay at Hotel Moina da Asneira. It will be beautiful to be back in nature and using our own kitchen again. Although…. our 5 day city experience inContinue reading “HEADING SOUTH TO THE MIRA RIVER”
We had plans today, Friday, to do a day trip into the Douro Valley and back by train from Porto. But when we saw the amount of people traveling by train today, both arriving and leaving Porto, we changed our minds. It was overwhelming. After having such a sensational day of sightseeing yesterday we didn’tContinue reading “DIDN’T GO TO THE DOURO VALLEY TODAY”
No way we can do justice to the city of Porto with photos or words. Leave it to believe that we are speechless! Today we rode the tourist bus (get on and get off any time during the day) all over the city and beyond. The Red Line is now our friend. Stella, too. ForContinue reading “US ON THE BUS….. MORE PORTO”
Porto is really living up to its reputation as a wonderful city. We are staying in the old part of town on a street with no cars allowed. Great walking, cafes. A stream of pedestrians. Have sat outside and had simple meals… soup, salads, coffee. And lots of walking around. This evening we went backContinue reading “LOVING PORTO”
First thing we did was put our car in a parking garage. Definitely don’t want to drive in this city. Many streets closed to traffic anyway. So much to see and do. We will be here for four nights. ….. more later.
Quinta da Florencencia… website. Exceptionally special. Thank you Jeanne and Tony and Toby for finding this place and introducing us to it during your visit here in Oliveira do Hospital. Roberto and Nucha are the owners and it’s a family property. They are so knowledgable about this area. Nucha is Portuguese, Roberto is Brazilian. IContinue reading “Shout out to …… ……QUINTA DA FLORENCIA…”
Donny has become a big fan of our diesel turbo 5 speed FIAT. Initially he wasn’t sure about the diesel part. But we are getting terrific milage and lots of boost when he needs it. It’s solid and very good. Gas is $5.60 (US) a gallon for diesel but we are getting about 50 mpg.Continue reading “SURROUNDED BY THE COUNTRYSIDE IN PORTUGAL”
Apologies for the lack of clarity on this adventure but I’m having trouble finding information on this chapel. Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Saude. We got there by accident. It looks over the entire area as far as one can see. An unplanned pilgrimage. And later, this evening we went for a light dinner atContinue reading “SIGHTSEEING…. THEN LOCAL DINNER”