Portugal
Azambuja

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  • Day3

    In the rail corridor

    October 18, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    A rather dreary walk along roads and beside the rail line through industrial buildings, enlivened by a bit of felonious activity. I failed to see the turning arrow and continued along a rough path beside the railway line and eventually found myself locked into the rail corridor - main line with all kinds of trains rushing past! I definitely should not have been there. I wasn’t going back - but could not get out due to high walls. Continued until the next platform another 3km. Flung poles and pack up and scrambled on. Phew!

    Tonight I am in a good municipal albergue in Azambuja with lively company - and an enjoyable restaurant meal together. Lots of Italian speakers, so that’s a challenge for me. My first taste of pulpo, Portuguese style.

    Somehow I have grown the most enormous blister on one foot - I think my feet are baby tender from winter. My body feels pretty fit but obviously the cross trainer does not toughen the tootsies. So considering my options for tomorrow.
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  • Day5

    P2D2 V.Franca to Porto de Muge, 36/158

    August 2, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    700 Not very pleasant walk along the train line on either paved or dirty roads. Nothing to buy on the way (at least there were some blackberries) until Azambuja (17km), where I bought some drinks and fruit at Aldi and had one beer in the town centre.
    Next 11km through endless tomato field - some of them were already ripe ... and good. The way was not so bad, but it was very very hot - 42°. Eventually I came to a small village (Regengo) and get 2 beer in Cafe Campino. My T-shirt was completely wet from sweat.
    Another 2 beer 3km later (only 1e each). The last 5km was nice along the river with lot of blackberries around. Nevertheless I was very happy when I eventually arrived at Quinta Burra, where I made reservation in the morning. The hospitalera welcomes me with two beer (later I got also a melon and an orange juice). I was the only guest today.
    She came from Madeira, bought a farm ruin here and had rebuild it. After same time pilgrims started to ring at the door looking for help (there are not many accommodation on this Camino), so she came to the idea to open an alberque.

    I was exhausted!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Azambuja, Азамбужа, 阿贊布雅

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