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Fatima, Obidos, and Sintra

November 4th 2013
Today we are off for the holy site of Fatima,and the ancient towns of Obidos, and Sintra. Fatima is about 2 hrs north of Lisbon so we set our early for our destination. Andrew our guide is giving us good background on Portugal and we are enjoying his stories. As we pulled into Fatima, Andrew gave us quick orientation to the holy site and gave us time to explore. We started in the massive new churc ... read more
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Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
6th November 2013

Gotta love a good holy site!
Fantastic snaps as always, Em! I totally forgot that Fatima was in Portugal--that is a rock star site in the Catholic world...way to go! Put in a good word for me, eh? I may need to show some solid references if/when I make it to the Pearly Gates so they let me in. :) So glad it sounds like you have met some kindred spirits/travel junkies on the trip...our people! Thanks for the blog; it's helping me live vicariously through you guys! talk to you soon!

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