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Nov.5- 2022 – Spain and Portugal – Where do wine corks com from?

This mural is a copy of the Famous Picasso painting of the city being bombed by the Germans. The painting was never allowed back in Spain while Franco was in power. The Cork Oak...

Sept.23, 2022 – Spain and Portugal – Lisbon

We took a guided bus tour of Lisbon today with our new guide, Felipa. Sadly, we had to let Igore go to his next group and adventure. Felipa speaks perfect English, is very well...

Sept.22, 2022 – Spain and Portugal- Lisbon

We arrived in Lisbon, Portugal today after a three hour van ride from Porto. We stopped at the Noeirinha salt flats at Aveiro, on the way. It is a two man operation out in...

Sept.20, 2022 – Spain and Portugal – Arouca

We took the long drive through the rolling hills covered in trees to Arouca and the Monastery there. It was one of the most prominent monasteries in the area. There was a quaint carnival...

Sept.20 – Spain and Portugal – Porto

We entered Porto, Portugal today. We arrived on the coast north of the town on the toll way. There are no freeways in Spain or Portugal. There are no freeways in America either if...

Sept.18, 2022 – Spain and Portugal – Douro Valley day two

We went to a beautiful winery today. It was just a short winding drive down along and over the placid green Douro river. We walked up the steep road to the winery for a...

Sept.17, 2022-The Douro Valley

We took in our bus to the town of “Chaves” today. The name means “Key.” We walked around the small town for a little while. We passed innumerable fields of corn on the way...

Sept.16, 2022 – Spain and Portugal – The town of Pontevedra

We rode in our bus today out to the coast and took a walking tour of Pontevedra. The town has a lovely river near by. The old town is well preserved with shops and...

Sept.14, 2022- Santiago de compostella

Today is Wednesday, September 14th. Today we took our bus to Santiago de Compostela. This is the capital of Spain’s Galacia region. The rolling hills are very green and slightly less robust here. These...

Sept. 13, 2022-Spain and Portugal – Santa de Somoza

We took a bus ride out to our destination in rain today. The weather we saw on the horizon last night has arrived. This village has around two hundred inhabitants who are called “la...