Obrigado Portugal and to our World Adventure!

On the way to Lisbon we stopped at the magnificent Almendres Cromlech, a megalithic complexhe largest existing group of structured menhirs in the Iberian Peninsula (and one of the largest in Europe), this archaeological site consists of several megalithic structures: cromlechs and menhir stones, that belong to the so-called “megalithic universe of Évora” These are…

Roman Evora

The young couple slept in the back, missing several scenic towns topped by castles, and arrived at our hotel in Evora at 6:00, which was right within the old town. This was a beautiful hotel, where we were greeted by a perfect English-speaking young woman, who sat us down on a couch and brought us…

Castelo De Vide

We met in the lobby where Sarah got teary as the reality hit that, of their 180-day trip, there were just two left. We departed before 9:30, stopping at a spot on the river with a view of Porto’s iron bridge where Sarah and Eitan shot one of their dancing videos. We continued on for…

Guimaraes

We headed to Guimaraes, a short drive away. It is regarded as the birth place of Portugal and this extensive history is reflected in the variety of national monuments and historic buildings found within the city. Largo Hill is to the north of the city and this area contains the most important historical monuments of Guimarães….

Bragging in Braga

We piled into the car after 9:00 and headed to Braga, the third largest city in Portugal with a very attractive old town, where we had an excellent breakfast and then walked around and soaked it in. We headed towards the city center, where the main sights were located. Braga’s upscale old center is packed…

Port Wine Tasting

After that sardines lunch, we were ready for the second part of our Porto day! We walked with an Australian couple who had taken the tour to the meeting place for the 3:00 winery tour about port wine production that was to include lots of tasting. At the meeting place, we were greeted by a…

Free Tour: Porto Edition

After a good night at our hotel in Porto, we started our sightseeing day at a nice breakfast place the guidebook recommended. Then on to a free tour of Porto!! This was a major event in the lives of Elly and Dan. They have tended to avoid tours, preferring to walk and explore on their own….