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  • Day96

    Lissabon

    August 18, 2021 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Bin gleich in da früh dann nochmal mit da Tram nach Lissabon reingefahren und hab mir paar Sachen angeschaut bevors mittags dann zurück nach colares ging wo ich nachmittags dann nochmal ne surfstunde hatte. Wollt eigentlich morgen nochmal gehen aber da is erst nachmittags was ich nicht schaff weil ich Anna und Andi in Porto abholen muss. Aber glaub mein Muskelkater findets nicht so schlimm 😜Read more

  • Day18

    Day 15/4 Agueda to Albergaria a Nova

    May 18 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We started our day at 7:00 in a light mist and 18°C. Not wet enough for rain gear, but humid enough to cover my glasses with water. Our plan was to do a short 16 km walk to Albergaria-a-Velha and then Uber to Aveiro to enjoy a better choice of restaurants and accommodations, because today was no ordinary day on the Camino. Today my lovely wife turns sixty!

    As soon as we left Agueda, the path took a sharp upward route and had us climbing up 75 meters in only 3/4 km. My companions, who tell me they've already contended with much worse, made the climb look easy. Me, not so much. Our first opportunity for coffee came only 4 kms into the walk, so we decided to move straight on to the next, only 7.6 kms away.

    As we passed through the little town of Mourisca, we were astounded by the size and beauty of some very old mansions along the way. Some were pristine, others need a little TLC and a couple were abandoned and in complete disrepair. One looked like it could have been lifted from a Hitchcock movie. We had to wonder why so much wealth was at one time drawn to this out of the way little burg.

    After Mourisca we were treated to a short time on an ancient Roman road, flanked on both sides by a completely intact stone wall. On one side was a beautiful pond dotted with lily pads and off in the distance, atop a hill, was the local place of worship.

    As we traversed a bridge, overlooking the landscape in the distance we couldn't help but admire nature's beauty, despite being partially shrouded in mist.

    Since our 7km coffee stop turned out to be non-existant, we continued on to the 10km mark where we finally succeeded in getting an infusion of very good, and very welcome, caffeine. While there, the group decided it would be a better idea to finish our day in Albergaria-a-Nova, 7.5 kms past our original destination. We arrived there at around 1:30, stopped for a quick celebratory pint and then Ubered into Aveiro, straight to Cha & Bolachas, where we had lunch. Brenda had found this little restaurant that offers vegan and gluten free options, so it was a must for her special day. Although we all wanted a light lunch, the different bruschetta plates we all ordered were very substantial and so good that our plates were virtually licked clean. Before leaving, we all ordered a slice of gluten free cake to take away to top off tonight's dinner.

    After checking in, we started the birthday celebrations with a bottle of Vinho Verde at The Iron Duke Pub. Champagne was in order, but when in Portugal...

    Dinner was at Food K'Ort, an Indian restaurant located a one minute walk from our hotel. The food was delicious, plentiful and served by the most entertaining waiter I can ever recall having. We topped off the meal, and the evening, with a resounding version of Happy Birthday, as much of the gluten free birthday cake as we could eat, and a complimentary glass of Brandy from the chef. And just as we were about to leave, Happy Birthday and an accompanying video began playing on the house TV.

    A pretty darn good day all around.
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    HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY BRENDA! what a funny place to be ... and a great story to tell for the rest of your life. Sending big wishes back to you. [Francie]

    5/18/22Reply

    Spectacular photos ... thanks for sharing! [F&I]

    5/18/22Reply

    A memorable day for the birthday girl and the gang! [Betty]

    5/18/22Reply
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  • Day97

    Aveiro

    August 19, 2021 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Heut früh hab ich mich dann langsam aufn weg Richtung Porto gemacht, mit Pausen zum Frühstück, einkaufen und Wasser auffüllen und entleeren war ich eigentlich n ganzen Tag nur unterwegs. Nachdem ich Anna und Andi abgeholt hatte sin wir zurück n aveiro, waren dann noch was essen und bleiben hier jetz die Nacht bevors morgen nochmal bissl südlicher geht.Read more

  • Day64

    Quick stop in Aveiro

    July 13 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 31 °C

    This feels like a city mainly for tourists. Porto is much more alive.

    And as I real tourist, no idea what I had to do with the plastic coin that I received when entering the parking garage. I found out when I was in front of the gate that I had to change it or charge it 🙉Read more

    mooie bestrating in Aveiro ! [Judy]

    7/15/22Reply
    Michiel and Range Rover

    Ja ze zijn gek op mooie tegels en tegeltjes, op straten en op huizen

    7/16/22Reply
     
  • Sep15

    Aveiro: Azulejos & Salinas

    September 15, 2021 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Took a little field trip up to Aveiro (❤️ how easy it is to get around by train here), another coastal town recommended by locals.

    Right off the train is a beautiful azulejo:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azulejo. These primarily blue & white tile installations are everywhere—in either decorative patterns reminiscent of the area’s moorish influence or hand-painted murals representing people or events of import—and date back to the 13th century as a method to imitate Byzantine & Roman mosaics.

    Aveiro itself is a combination of typical working class downtown + quaint little touristy section with pastel houses and quirky art. Walking along the waterway, you have to run a literal gauntlet of locals hawking boat rides along the canal. (Note to self: t-shirt idea… “No, I do not want your ____!” in multiple languages.)

    As usual, we just kept wandering along whatever path we could find until we stumble across a salinas… a salt works. Donny & I look at each other, shaking our heads in incredulity.

    See, Donny found this book called Salt: A World History (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2715) and since I’ve been missing my book club on the road (shout out to my brilliant, gorgeous book club ladies!), I decided to read it with him. Reading nonfiction (I prefer to listen to the audiobook), particularly history, is not generally my jam so this was good for me and keeping Donny moving through the reading is good for him. Hooray!

    So it was crazy to literally stumble across a salt works when we’ve been reading all about their importance in history. They were finished for the season, but there was a cool little interpretive trail through the marshes and a pile of harvested sea salt to sample. Donny confirms it is “salty salt.”

    Cheers to serendipity!
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    Jeff Shelley

    Sure you and Donny shared some salty language!

    9/16/21Reply

    Looks beautiful. What a great trip. [dv]

    9/17/21Reply

    Donny, wow what amazing architecture...and I love the fact that you are reading Salt...AND stumbled upon a Salinas. How cool. Keep posting please. [Marty]

    9/18/21Reply
     
  • Day28

    Lagune, Strand, Salz

    October 14, 2021 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Unser nächster Campingplatz liegt in Barra, 10 km von der Lagunenstadt Aveiro entfernt. Einen Schönheitspreis gewinnt der nicht, aber er erfüllt seinen Zweck. Die Lage hat den Vorteil, dass wir zu Fuß zum wunderbaren Strand von Barra kommen, der jetzt in der Nebensaison angenehm leer ist. Und zur Costa Nova sind es mit dem Roller auch nur 5 Minuten, wo die bunt gestreiften Holzhäuser einen Besuch wert sind. Aber das Hauptziel ist Aveiro, die kleine, bunte Lagunenstadt. Hier muss man einfach eine Bootstour auf den Kanälen mitmachen, erst recht, wenn man eine solch launige Schiffsführerin hat wie wir. Anschließend schlendern wir noch durch die Stadt, die eine angenehme Mischung aus Tradition und Moderne hat. Auch die Salinen am Rande der Stadt lohnen einen kurzen AbstecherRead more

  • Day9

    Aveiro

    October 5, 2021 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    9:30 Uhr nehme ich den Zug von Lisboa Santa Apolonia nach Aveiro (21 €).
    Aveiro ist eine traditionelle portugiesische Stadt und liegt an der Lagune Ria de Aveiro. Charakteristisch für die Stadt sind die Kanäle mit ihren farbenfrohen Booten - diese Barcos Moliceiros wurden traditionell zur Seetangernte genutzt. Außerdem bekannt für Aveiro sind die Ovos Moles - eine lokale Spezialität aus Eigelb und Zucker in einer Oblate in Form von Muscheln.Read more

  • Day34

    More from Aveiro

    October 7, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    The streets are quite narrow, and many of the houses are quite colourful - some are decorated with Azulejos (tiles), while others are painted or are in a state of disrepair. There is quite a bit of construction work happening around the town.Read more

  • Day14

    Aveiro

    September 30, 2020 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Figures emblématiques d'Aveiro, les moliceiros sont d'anciennes embarcations servant à recolter des algues dans la lagune. Aujourd'hui reconvertis à la croisière pour les touristes, elles nous permettent de découvrir la ville par ses canaux.Read more

  • Day73

    Aveiro

    July 20, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌬 22 °C

    Heute verlassen den wunderschönen Campingplatz, hier hat es uns echt super gut gefallen!
    Es geht nach Aveiro - "dem Venedig Portugals". Diese Bezeichnung trifft für uns nicht ganz zu. Es gibt 3 Kanäle, die durch die Stadt verlaufen, auf denen Schiffe fahren die einem das Gefühl geben sollen, dass man in Venedig ist. Die Schiffe und die Kanäle sind aber viel größer als in Venedig. Es ist ein schönes Städtchen zum durchschländern. Am Parkplatz haben wir neben einem alten Feuerwehrauto geparkt, das ebenfalls zum Wohnmobil ausgebaut wurde.
    Daneben sieht der Bussi richtig niedlich aus!
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    Peter Braeuning

    Der Iveco wäre auch nicht schlecht ? Aber man kommt vlt nicht immer durch die südländischen Gassen bzw Straßen in den Ortschaften ...

    7/25/18Reply
     

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