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"In each of us dwells a wanderer, a gypsy, a pilgrim. What matters most on your journey is how deeply you see, how attentively you hear, how richly the encounters are felt in your heart." ~ Phil Coustineau, from his book, "The Art of Pilgrimage."
Our day thirteen on the Camino Portugués was full of interesting railroad crossings, a walk on a medieval bridge and through the historic town of Bemposta.
Day twelve on the Camino Portugués, was a historical day, filled with old mansions and a 2nd Century Roman bridge, to capture our imagination.
Our day eleven on the Camino Portugués was a lonely walk through small towns, not-so-nice industrial areas that surprised us with a "spirited" Camino Angel.
Our day ten on the Camino Portugués was a quiet walk through the north of Coimbra, along the river and then through the Portuguese countryside, with few landmarks or distractions.
A visit to Coimbra Portugal is a step back in time, as you walk the many steps of the city on the hill.
Our day nine on the Camino Portugués was the shortest yet, a lovely saunter into the historic university town of Coimbra.
Our day eight on the Camino Portugués was a walk by Roman ruins, a windmill, a medieval bridge, shrines, wonderful countryside, and a necessary, but short detour to Condeixa-a-Nova.
Our day seven on the Camino Portugués was shorter than the others, as I developed a mysterious physical condition of my left ankle.
Tomar, Portugal and its Convent of Christ, fortifications and aquaduct is a former Knights Templar castle that should not be missed.
Please note: A new route for day three is currently being worked on, and is a work-in-progress. The temporary new route no longer walks by the Bar Julia, and goes a different way after Leiro. It re-joins the old route before Hospital de Bruma. For now, your best bet for the lastest information is at the Facebook group, Camino Ingl�s - Official English Speakers' Group. Click this link to find more information. Ultreia!
Day six on the Camino Portugués was another long stage, cooler and more hilly as we left the hot lowlands for the terraced olive groves and eucalyptus forests.
Our day five on the Camino Portugués was a day of heat, toil and for me, emotionally difficult.
Day Four on the Camino Portugués is essentially a walk through God's wine country, from one farm village to another, navigating the pilgrimage traveler on old and rough tractor lanes between fields.
The Town of Santarém, Portugal is along the Camino Portugués and is a charming stop on your journey.
Our day three on the Camino Portugués was through miles and miles of fertile, open farmland north and east of Azambuja, hot, dry and with a steep uphill climb into Santarem at day's end.
Need suggestions on what to pack for your next pilgrimaage? Click Here or on the photo below!
Our recommendation for the best trekking pole. Carbon fiber construction (not aluminum) makes them ultra light weight and invisible to airport security x-rays! Carry on the aircraft anywhere and save yourself lots of headaches. It worked repeatedly for us! Also hide your poles in your pack from potential thieves, before you get to your albergue! (See more of our gear recommendations!)
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