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The Atlantic coast

sunny 30 °C

So, we hired a car and headed for the Coast. First stop was ericeira, a beautiful small village west of Lisbon on the coast. Very Mediterranean looking, with white buildings topped In blue rooftops, and tiled walls. Lovely. Then up the coast to nazare, which was bigger and more touristy but still lovely. Magnificent beach and spectacular cliffs. Stayed the night in a cute hotel, and did the funicular to the top of the cliffs. Then further north to Porto. Our apartment fell through so we ha d a night in 'has seen better days' old world hotel, that was probably once very flash and 'Windsor Hotel'ish', but now, not so much! Now we have a great apartment right on the river for two nights. Porto is beautiful, and fun, and hot. Have done boat cruise, visited cellars where they the port wines, and travelled up the cable car to see the vista. Loving it. The only slight negative is that the food is not spicy the way we expected, but the Douro wine is cheap and very drinkable, and today we discovered 'cachucha', a very nice fortified wine.

Loving portugal!!!!!

Posted by Mapstat 11:33 Archived in Portugal

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