Adeus a Portugal

Yes, it's time to say good-bye to Portugal Our last day in Lisbon was relatively routine.  We did a lot of walking and most of it downhill and not uphill. …

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Return to Lisbon

Aaah.... we've returned to the wonderful city of Lisbon.  The weather is a bit cooler and we're now in a different hotel in a very nice part of Lisbon -…

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Amarante

Amarante is a relatively small town in the Douro River area.  We picked this rest stop because we wanted to visit some of the wineries along the Douro River.  We…

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Porto

We're now in Porto which is north and at the mouth of the Douro River.  Based on what I had read and seen on some travel shows, I expected Porto…

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Coimbra

We got our rental car and drove out of Lisbon without any problem.  The roads in Portugal are well maintained and the driving was very easy.  On our way to…

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Sintra

Our planned day in Sintra got off to a rocky start.  Sintra is one of the most visited sites in all of Portugal.  It possesses some very old Moorish sites…

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