Pousada of Vila Vicosa

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We were sad to leave Palmela and Setubal, but it was time to move on to our next stop at the Pousada of Vila Vicosa. We had stayed here in the past and it was always very enjoyable.

The Park of Palmela

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Venâncio Ribeira da Costa Park, the park of Palmela, lies against the hillside just under the walls of the castle and the Pousada at Palmela. It is peaceful and attractive and I wonder how many of the visitors to the … Continued

A relaxing start to travels in Portugal

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There are many different ways in which one could begin a trip to the interior of Portugal and one which I particularly enjoy is a flight from the UK into Lisbon airport, arriving at the end of the day, and … Continued


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It had been a long, hot day filled with wonderful scenery. We travelled from the winelands of the Tulbagh Valley into the Warm Bokkeveld through Michell’s Pass, and from there into the Little Karoo. And then, after driving through miles of … Continued

Bloemfontein – Loch Logan Waterfront

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Bloemfontein was hot – at least 35C even early in the morning – and The City Lodge Hotel was our very comfortable base. Breakfast was very good – fresh fruit, baked goods, preserved figs! (YUM), meats, eggs to order, and so … Continued

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