Portugal 17 - Guimaraes - a shady looking man making a quick euro September 29th 2015 We woke early to the sound of buses trundling their way up the hill to pick workers up to take them back down to work in Braga city centre or were they bringing pilgrims up to Bom Jesus. Whatever it was, it started early and finished late. We were as always the only Brits on site. We left the french asleep as we hit the road for Guimaraes. A sleepy little city with a castle we wanted to see .
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Europe » Portugal » Northern » Guimarães 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
A 60 something who feels that the world is her lobster, that life is worth living and that you only get one shot at it . A whole new world opened up since we bought Suzy. A different view out of the window every day and the chance to see life in all its glory. And then there is Sion our travelling companion. A knowledgeable sheep who with his Sheep Book of Facts keeps us on our toes. He and his bestest, bestest friend Woolly Mammoth search the world for latrines, roofs and manhole covers. What more could you want out of life?
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