Portuguese Wanderings – September 13th – 22nd
This holiday is a voyage of discovery travelling by (very slow) trains through central Portugal between Oporto and Lisbon.
Up at the crack of dawn for our first train adventure, we wound our way to Coimbra. From there we had a wonderful walk from Lousa, walking up into the wooded hills behind the town to the “Slate” village, where all the houses were made of the local schist.
Our train journey continued to Caldas da Rainha, from where we caught buses for some delightful coastal walks and a visit to the medieval town of Obidos.
Finally, a day’s sightseeing in Lisbon. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday with great company.