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Sintra: were our expectations too high?

Sometimes a sightseeing trip falls way below our expectations. We’re glad to say that it rarely happens, but our much-anticipated trip to Sintra took a turn for the worse soon after it started. We’ll tell the tale of our bad-to-great … Continue reading

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A castle, with a palace next door

The castle in Guimaraes was the real thing: thick walls of stone, built on a high bed of rock, its only purpose was defensive. The interior space was smaller than expected. We saw very few openings in the tower to … Continue reading

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