Thursday, September 18, 2008

Holidays memories - II

Our days in Luso – and Bussaco – were wonderful. Plenty of days of good air, wonderful landscapes and amazing leitão which is a culinary speciality from the region, not only Luso and surroundings but also from Coimbra, the place where my grandmother was born, she and all my family – the one from that side, the side of my family most dear to me, the side of my grandmother.

Braga

Well, all happy, there we went to take the train again and heading to Braga, in the North of the country.
That is a wonderful place. I shall never tire to praise the beauty of that ancient city, once a roman town. It had an important role in the begining of Christianity. There was more then one Council of Braga .
Some years ago my husband was there to attend a conference and went to look for a nice hotel to take us there when we could go. He saw one that he liked very much for the appearence and for the location. It was in the middle of the historic center. So we went there and when we realized that was such a nice hotel with wonderfull views, he went to book for more days. And in good time he went because in the day after all the hotel was full. We heard a frensh man opening the door of his room for the first time and says:
Oh, mais c’est magnifique! C’est magnifique !
It was fun.

Braga

Braga

Here is the view from one of our room windows, seeing in the distance the Bom Jesus (Good Jesus).
You can see the same view here but in the rain.

The Bom Jesus

Bom Jesus
( 3 of my children here).

Bom Jesus

Bom Jesus

Bom Jesus

Bom Jesus
(The way to go up to Bom Jesus, otherwise you must go on foot.)

Bom Jesus

More to follow...

2 comments:

Sheila said...

I just looked at and read your last two posts on your vacation. Beautiful. I can never see too much of Portigal..!

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