PORTUGAL & Madrid (Spain) 2013

Alcobaca

Little town with beautiful monastery.

Batalha

Stayed in modern hotel jast across the great monastery of the architectural juel. Who ever designed it were playing with the light, incredible!

Bussaco

Another marvel of the architecture, gardening and Old World splender!

Coimbra

This is the old Univercity town. 

Douro

Douro is the river  and its valley where the ancient Port wine is produced. Beautiful hill towns and vineyards.

Lisbon

The capital of the Portugal. We encounter a great people wherever we went. Kind and hospitable, we had a great time in this fine and fun seasoned Capital.

Obidos

Small hill town behind the walls. We stayed in B&B right by the city walls. 

Porto

We  spent quite a bit of time visiting the Port wine caves meeting all sort of folks from all over the world. It is vibrant and cultural city.

Tamar

The monastery of Tamar is a magical place, When we were there, there was not too many tourists and the whole place was quite deserted, almost dead. That  did change when rain came around, the gargoyles start spitting the rain water and the fountains became full and loud with the rain water ...

Madrid

Madrid is an Art Paradise! World class museums and galleries, the great paella and flamenco dances makes it an unforgettable destination for anyone.