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Urban Photoessay: #45 "The Narrow Streets of Covilha"

My visit to Covilha was one big highlight. Overwhelmed by the charming little cute narrow streets. Everywhere little doors and windows. Some buildings in abandoned state, some renewed in their original state. 36 more words


Record of ‘Japanese Slave’ Found in Spain

The will of a Japanese man who went overseas as a slave on the same boat as the 16th-century Tensho Embassy to Europe (see below) has been found in Spain. 234 more words


Finally, some Lisbon sunshine!

After a lot of drizzle, our final day in Lisbon was beautiful, and warm enough to take off the coats despite it being December. We took advantage of the weather and headed up to the castle to take in the views of the city. 107 more words

WATCH: Nazaré Just Went Off In Historic Fashion

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Strong northerly winds this past week gave rise to some of the biggest waves Nazaré, Portugal has ever seen. Measuring somewhere between 30-60 feet high, the swell allowed for a few of the most consequential rides in the area’s history. 28 more words




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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 155 km S of Lisbon, Portugal / pop: 518,000 / local time: 11:42:39.7 2018-01-20

67 km NW of Faro, Portugal / pop: 41,400 / local time: 11:42:39.7 2018-01-20… 10 more words

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18 January – Bike Ride and Walk - Miradouro da Fonte Santa

Waking up to sunshine every day definitely made it easy for us to plan our day.  Today had the added bonus of being hot enough to sit outside as the wind had died down.  207 more words


16/17 January – Miradouro da Fonte Santa

16 January – Miradouro da Fonte Santa

Yet another sunny day on the mountain!

JT went for a bike ride and I set off for a walk just up the road from the van. 272 more words