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  • Dem bonesToday we decided to head into the town of Evora which is famous for a Franciscan church which has a chapel decorated with human bones that were exhumed from the local cemetery. The reason apparently is to make the people Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 11, 2016
  • Death by heatToday we thought it would be a good idea to do some cycling on one of the local mountain bike routes. There were four different routes listed and we decided to take the second to easiest which was to have Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 12, 2016
  • Wolves Leap and Dutch women.Another hot day faced us and we made an early start with a quick ride through Serpa to check out the old castle that dominates the town. From here we set off for a place known as Wolves Leap which Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 13, 2016
  • Lovely town and beautiful beachesWe are now in the land of surfers and the beaches are absolutely stunning with huge cliffs along the fringes. Many of the beaches are located on river mouths where the beaches are actually accessible. The towns are a bit Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 14, 2016
  • The end of EuropeSagres is the most South Westerly point of Europe and is characterized by its awesome scenery with massive cliffs and tiny secluded beaches. Definitely a place to be visited. So off we went stopping along the way to look at Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 18, 2016
  • Stunning beachesToday we took a slow drive along to the small town of Aljezur, where after setting up camp in a nice shady park with big swimming pool, we took a short 4km cycle down to the Arrifana Beach. The road Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 17, 2016
  • Soccer nationalsWe headed South direction Portugal and started our first day in Portugal at a small beach resort called Povoa de Varzim. The wind was screaming from the North and the sea was rough with sand storms. Having set up camp Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 1, 2016
  • Old churches at BragaWe made an early start and headed into the town of Braga which has a very nice "old town" full of old churches. It boasts the oldest cathedral in Portugal and is famous for a church known as Bom Jesus Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 2, 2016
  • Cycling on the railwayWe awoke to a perfect sunny day which very quickly became hot. The interesting thing about Portugal is that the coast, being on the cold Atlantic, can be quite cool, but inland, without the Atlantic influence, is extremely hot. 35-38 Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 3, 2016
  • Sardines for lunchWhen we started the day the air was coolish, but soon the sun came out and we started to bake. We took our bikes and headed into Porto to see the city. On the way in we saw quite a Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 4, 2016
  • Swimming and roast chickenFrom Porto we headed inland again, taking a route through Coimbra and on into the mountains to a small village called Oliviera do Hospital. We took a gentle walk through Coimbra and did some shopping before once again driving some Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 5, 2016
  • Shit villagesAnother hot day took us into the mountains to seek out a waterfall known as the Fraga de Pena. It took a bit of effort but we finally found a walking route which took us up to a beautiful little Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 6, 2016
  • Roman ruinsTomar is apparently famous for the Knights Templar. Here we found a castle in the river and viewed a Roman aqueduct. It's amazing that all those years ago people were able to construct these feats of engineering that allowed water Posted by Pelican travels in The land of Pork and Cheese | Jul 7, 2016
  • Sidewalks of PortugalI have posted a few photos back on Day 13 of the blog. But you might not realize that every single sidewalk - I mean every single one - is a work of art. From simple mosaic of just Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 21, 2013
  • Tiles of PortugalThe other amazing thing besides the sidewalks is all the tile. I've posted pictures several times of houses all covered with tile. But this is not rare. On every street you see houses covered with tiles. And the tiles are Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 22, 2013
  • Day 20 - Lisbon (Belen)Today we took a tram to Belem which is 3 miles from downtown. Not sure if it's a suburb or just a far neighborhood. It is where the famous explorers set out for their great explorations and where Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 22, 2013
  • Day 21 - The Last DayIt was supposed to rain today, but we woke up to sunshine. We went to Palm Sunday Mass at the church of Santo Domingo - this was the church that we had photos of earlier, that was partly destroyed in Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 23, 2013
  • Day 15 - Coimbra - NazareHere we are in Nazare - a beach resort. A beach resort in March??? Well, there is no swimming going on, the beach is pretty much deserted except for fishermen, but the temperature today was in the 60s Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 17, 2013
  • Day 16 - NazareWell, apparently Portugal didn't get the memo about no rain on the beach. We woke up to grey skies and wet streets. But a little water doesn't stop us. We took the funicular to Sitio - the town up above Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 18, 2013
  • Day 17 - Nazare to LisbonTwo hour bus ride to Lisbon. Our hotel is good, but we are a little ways from the main action. But there is a metro station almost across the street so that will help. We first went in search Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 19, 2013
  • Day 18 - LisbonToday we got smart and bought 24 hour metro cards, so we could ride from place to place and save our soles. First stop was the Elevador do Sao Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 20, 2013
  • Day 19 - SintraToday we took a day trip to Sintra, a town that is straight up and down (like the rest of Portugal is flat!?) with two palaces and the ruins of a Moorish castle. We took our first train ride Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 21, 2013
  • Day 10 - Salamanca to Porto, PortugalWe woke up to some snow dusting the ground. Last night on TV we saw that there was a lot of snow all over Europe yesterday, including Leon, Spain, not that far away, with lots of snow. We Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 12, 2013
  • Day 11 - Porto, PortugalToday we decided to head downhill, and I really mean DOWN hill, to the riverfront. From Rick Steves: "Porto is less polished than Lisbon, but it's also full of Old World charm. Porto has a gritty warts-and-all character. The people Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 13, 2013
  • Day 12 - PortoToday we decided to rest our feet and use the "hop on - hop off" bus. We've never used one of these before....for those of you who don't know, you buy a ticket good for one or two days. Posted by CrazyTravelers in Crazy Travelers | Mar 14, 2013
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