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a road trip in Portugal and Spain

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A typical Douro Valley road, never straight, one curve after another, but this one quite tame without an unprotected 500 metre drop at the edge of the road. Lynne was close to becoming a nervous wreck with her vertigo kicking in E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Douro Valley, Wine Education, Valley Road, New View, Vertigo, Portugal

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A typical Douro Valley road, never straight, one curve after another, but this one quite tame without an unprotected 500 metre drop at the edge of the road. Lynne was close to becoming a nervous wreck with her vertigo kicking in DSC_5361892

The village of Castelo Melhor in the Upper Douro with its ruined castle on top of the hill E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Wine Education, New View, Portugal, Road Trip, Spain, Castle

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The village of Castelo Melhor in the Upper Douro with its ruined castle on top of the hill DSC_5361878

The view through the huge windows at the restaurant in the museum at Vila Nova de Foz Coa. Spring leaves, flowers, hills and the winding roads of the Douro valley E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Douro Valley, Wine Education, Huge Windows, Winding Road, New View, Roads

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The view through the huge windows at the restaurant in the museum at Vila Nova de Foz Coa. Spring leaves, flowers, hills and the winding roads of the Douro valley DSC_5361843

Finally, summer has come to Portugal. Our first few days were very wet and cold, much more than we expected. This is the beach at Cascais near Lisbon at lunch time E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Wine Education, New View, Lunch Time, Lisbon, Surfboard, Portugal

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Finally, summer has come to Portugal. Our first few days were very wet and cold, much more than we expected. This is the beach at Cascais near Lisbon at lunch time IMG_20180419_13

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Discoverers Memorial) at Belem symbolises the Portuguese Age of Discovery and explorers like Bartolomeu Diaz and Vasco da Gama who were early visitors to The Cape E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Age Of Discovery, Wine Education, Belem, New View, Portuguese, Portugal

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The Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Discoverers Memorial) at Belem symbolises the Portuguese Age of Discovery and explorers like Bartolomeu Diaz and Vasco da Gama who were early visitors to The Cape IMG_20180419_05

The Church of Santa Maria at The Hieronymite monastery, Belem Lisbon. Vasco da Gama and his crew spent the night in prayer there before starting their voyage to the East in 1497 Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Wine Education, Belem, New View, Santa Maria, Lisbon, Barcelona Cathedral, Prayer

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The Church of Santa Maria at The Hieronymite monastery, Belem Lisbon. Vasco da Gama and his crew spent the night in prayer there before starting their voyage to the East in 1497 IMG_20180419_04

Changing the Guard. The Portuguese National Guard on parade at The Hieronymite Monastery, Belem, Lisbon E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Wine Education, Belem, New View, National Guard, Lisbon, Portuguese

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Changing the Guard. The Portuguese National Guard on parade at The Hieronymite Monastery, Belem, Lisbon IMG_20180419_03

The entrance to the Hieronymite Monastery, Belem, Lisbon E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Wine Education, Belem, New View, Lisbon, Barcelona Cathedral, Entrance

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The entrance to the Hieronymite Monastery, Belem, Lisbon IMG_20180419_02

Changing the Guard. The Portuguese National Guard on parade at The Hieronymite Monastery, Belem, Lisbon E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Wine Education, Belem, New View, National Guard, Lisbon, Portuguese

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Changing the Guard. The Portuguese National Guard on parade at The Hieronymite Monastery, Belem, Lisbon IMG_20180419_01

Lynne on the terrace at Quinta Nova E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Wine Education, New View, Terrace, Portugal, Nova, Road Trip

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Lynne on the terrace at Quinta Nova DSC_5362042

The Douro at night. After supper at Chez Lapin E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Wine Education, New View, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Portugal, Road Trip, Spain

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The Douro at night. After supper at Chez Lapin DSC_5362176

Evening on the Douro. View from the Uber as it started to rain - again. En route to supper at Chez Lapin E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Wine Education, New View, Uber, Portugal, Road Trip, Spain

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Evening on the Douro. View from the Uber as it started to rain - again. En route to supper at Chez Lapin DSC_5362124

Looking down to the Douro from Casal de Loivos above Pinhao in the Douro Valley, Portugal E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Douro Valley, Wine Education, New View, Portugal, Road Trip, Spain

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Looking down to the Douro from Casal de Loivos above Pinhao in the Douro Valley, Portugal DSC_5361939

The disused train station at Quinta Melhor, nexto the Douro. Quinta de Castelo Melhor in the upper Douro Valley, Portugal Douro Valley, Train Station, Portugal, Road Trip, Spain, Mountains, Nature, Travel, Viajes

The disused train station at Quinta Melhor, nexto the Douro. Quinta de Castelo Melhor in the upper Douro Valley, Portugal DSC_5361798

A steeply sloping Douro vineyard. Quinta de Castelo Melhor, Upper Douro, Portugal DSC_5361631 Douro Portugal, E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Wine Education, New View, Vineyard, Road Trip, Spain

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A steeply sloping Douro vineyard. Quinta de Castelo Melhor, Upper Douro, Portugal DSC_5361631

The view from the terrace at the Youth Hostel at Vila Nova de Foz Coa in the upper Douro Valley of the road below. If you know the Bains Kloof Pass in the Western Cape, compress the distance between corners 100% and make it 100 Km long and you get an idea of the road from Vila Real to Castelo Melhor in the upper Douro. Hairy driving but very beautiful DSC_5361563 E Journals, Restaurant Specials, South African Wine, Douro Valley, Wine Education, New View, Hostel, Distance, Terrace

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The view from the terrace at the Youth Hostel at Vila Nova de Foz Coa in the upper Douro Valley of the road below. If you know the Bains Kloof Pass in the Western Cape, compress the distance between corners 100% and make it 100 Km long and you get an idea of the road from Vila Real to Castelo Melhor in the upper Douro. Hairy driving but very beautiful DSC_5361563