Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
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Friday, July 19, 2013
It seems Summer itself is on vacation as the last couple of weeks have been quite grey, even tough forecasters insist on calling for blue skies and steady heat every single day. It's actually driving me crazy 'cause I'm planning to go camping for 5 days and I'm afraid I won't be having the best of it! But between making checklists and trying not to brood about uncertain stuff, it's time for a few more fun facts about me in this Five Facts Friday.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
|The kitchen garden. Fresh veggies straight to our table :)|
|Yummy homemade bread!|
|The road leading to the villa.|
On Sunday afternoon, we all took a stroll through the outskirts of Almendra to visit some nice spots, including the Douro river itself. There are a LOT of beautiful things to say about the Douro so I'll leave it to another time! I would have loved to take a swim in the river but the current was quite treacherous. Maybe next time. But we found the remnants of an old railway, as well as an ancient stone well sheltered in a grove. The heat was almost too much so its freezing water was truly a blessing!
|The stream of Aguiar (ribeira de Aguiar) - a holy place for Almendra's population.|
The weekend didn't actually end so well to my man. We both came back home on Monday morning, a little earlier than the rest of the family because of his exams- but not before we stopped in Vila Nova de Foz Côa's emergency department. For the first time in his life, he had this super ugly allergic reaction to insect bites. At first we thought he was just a "better" mosquito magnet, but then both his arms and legs started to swell. So he had to take not one, but two shots of antihistamine.
As we left the emergency department to buy his prescribed meds, we came across this very beautiful road in the heart of the town with figures resembling petroglyphs in the pavement. I would love to visit the archaeological heritage of Foz Côa someday.
|The road back home.|
This is it for the first Wanderlust Wednesday. There was so much more to write about this trip but then I would spend the rest of the day finishing this post! I hope I'll be able to update this series relatively often in the future, considering how rare this kind of opportunities is to me. But one can always dream of distant places, right? :)
All the best,
Friday, July 12, 2013
|This is only a part of them.|