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Lisbon surprised me

A couple of nights in Lisbon were enough for me to fall in love with the city. Once settled into the hotel, I put on my walking shoes prepared to lose myself in the narrow, cobbled streets of Lisbon’s old … Read the rest

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Lisbon-Sacavem 13.3km

Lisbon to Sacavem

On arrival at Lisbon airport the immediate challenge was getting to our hotel. After seeing the taxi queue we decided to take the metro. Big mistake!  We finally hauled our luggage up the three

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Verdelha de Baixo-Azambuja 28km

The Plan

After a good night’s sleep, yesterday’s horrid day seems less so. The plan was to walk about 20km and get a ride to Azambuja, returning the next morning. For some unknown reason we continued the

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Atalaia – Tomar 18.8km

Starting in Style

As usual, we prepared to leave at around 7am. Unusually though, breakfast was a beautifully furnished, massive dining room. Only two of us at a table that could seat twenty. We were staying in

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Tomar – Cortica 25.4km

The usefulness of Walking Poles

My arms got a workout on this stage from Tomar to Cortica. The pretty track went up. And up. And up. Using my walking poles as if I were skiing I propelled

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Cortica – Ansiao 20.1km

A special stamp for our Compostela

(Alvaiazere Albergue)
Last night our host Carlos treated us to a fine performance. He lined all our compostelas up. Then instead of just stamping them with an ink stamp, he got

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