Monumento aos Mortos da Grande Guerra

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    • Day97


      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

    • Day96


      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]


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


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

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    • Day23


      August 25 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      „Das kleine Venedig von Portugal“ 🛶
      Aveiro ist uns nach einer kurzen Recherche im Internet, was denn eigentlich in Portugal so gesehen werden muss, vorgeschlagen worden. Es tat gut nach Porto wieder ein Städtchen zu besichtigen, in welchem man sich bereits nach kurzer Zeit einen Überblick verschaffen konnte. Unser Zwischenstop war kurz und wir können sagen: been there, done that☺️💪🏻Read more

    • 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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      Sure you and Donny shared some salty language!


      Looks beautiful. What a great trip. [dv]


      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]

    • Day171

      AV - Biking in Oliveirinha Neighborhood

      September 18 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      🇧🇷 Saímos a pedalar pelas ruas de Aveiro no fim da tarde para o lado de Oliveirinha , um bairro mais rural da cidade. Resultado foi de 20km em 80 minutos 🚴‍♂️

      🇦🇷 Salimos en bicicleta por las calles de Aveiro a última hora de la tarde rumbo a Oliveirinha, un barrio más rural de la ciudad. El resultado fue 20 km en 80 minutos 🚴‍♂️

      🇺🇸 We went out cycling through the streets of Aveiro in the late afternoon towards Oliveirinha, a more rural neighborhood in the city. Result was 20km in 80 minutes 🚴‍♂️
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    • Day178

      Av - Cais dos Remadores

      September 25 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

      🇧🇷 Caminhada noturna pelas pequenas ruas de Aveiro e pelo cais dos remadores , depois hora do chá com bolo caseiro 🥰

      🇦🇷 Paseo nocturno por las callejuelas de Aveiro y el muelle de remo, luego la hora del té con pastel casero 🥰

      🇺🇸 Night walk through the small streets of Aveiro and the rowing pier, then tea time with homemade cake 🥰
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    • Day168

      AVEIRO - Cais Da Fonte Nova

      September 15 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      🇧🇷 Saí a conhecer um pouco da cidade, e fui recebido com um lindo arco-íris pela cidade de Aveiro. Passei o fim da tarde no Cais da Fonte Nova, perto de uma famosa ponte chamada “ Laços da Amizade” uma ponte cheia de fitinhas amarradas. Também provei o doce “Ovo Mole”, com um sabor suspeito, tentarei de novo.

      🇦🇷 Salí a ver un poco de la ciudad, y me recibió un hermoso arcoíris de la ciudad de Aveiro. Pasé el final de la tarde en Cais da Fonte Nova, cerca de un famoso puente llamado “Laços da Amizade”, un puente lleno de cintas atadas. También probé el dulce “Ovo Mole”, con un sabor sospechoso, lo volveré a intentar.

      🇺🇸 I went out to see a little bit of the city, and I was greeted with a beautiful rainbow by the city of Aveiro. I spent the end of the afternoon at Cais da Fonte Nova, near a famous bridge called “Laços da Amizade”, a bridge full of ribbons tied. I also tasted the candy “Ovo Mole”, with a suspicious taste, I will try again.
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    • Day184

      AV - Oita Croissanteria

      October 1 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

      🇧🇷 A Oita Croissanteria é um clássico café que foi inaugurado em 1984 e persiste no mesmo local até hoje, sempre com muitas filas, fomos lá para provar o famoso croissant recheado com vitela, um copo de suco natural de laranja e um cafezinho para finalizar. O local está dentro do primeiro shopping centre de Aveiro.

      🇦🇷 Oita Croissanteria es un café clásico que abrió en 1984 y permanece en el mismo lugar hasta hoy, siempre con muchas filas, fuimos allí a degustar el famoso croissant relleno de ternera, un vaso de jugo de naranja natural y un café para terminar. La ubicación está dentro del primer centro comercial en Aveiro.

      🇺🇸 Oita Croissanteria is a classic cafe that opened in 1984 and remains in the same place until today, always with many lines, we went there to taste the famous croissant stuffed with veal, a glass of natural orange juice and a coffee to finish . The location is inside the first mall of Aveiro.
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    • 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

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