Coimbra

Gorgeous university

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] On the last day of our holiday in Portugal, we finally managed to get to the old university in Coimbra. It is broadly accepted that this university was founded on the 1…

Portugal

Wait for the bus

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] This is the view from the bus stop in Monsanto in Portugal. We saw this view for more than 40 minutes. That is because the 2 o’clock bus finally arrived at 2:25pm….

Portugal

Village with a stork

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] In the excursion from Monsanto, Portugal we went to a village called Idanha-a-Velha. It is a very old village which has a long history since 16 AD. Therefore there were a lot…

Portugal

Manuel, the driver

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] The taxi driver who took us around Monsanto, Portugal was Manuel. He was quite elderly and a bit eccentric, wearing camouflage fatigues. He had a photo of the world disliked people in…

Portugal

Superb view

Miranda

The first place where the taxi we ordered in Monsanto, Portugal took us was another village called …

Monsanto

Doll and tambour

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] One of the souvenirs of Monsanto in Portugal is this doll called Marfona.It is made based on a cross with some rag.Apparently it is symbolised Greek Goddess of fertility called Maria.People put…

Portugal

Poor Portugal

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] A bit further down on this street, there is the tourist information office of Monsanto, Portugal. We asked a staff there to arrange a taxi for travelling around this area. While we…

Portugal

Morning in fog

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] When we got up in the morning, Monsanto village in Portugal was in thick fog. We had a short walk before breakfast. It was really mysterious atmosphere. We could not see a…

Portugal

Quiet at night

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] When we went out in Monsant in Portugal at night for dinner, the village was totally dark and quiet. Nobody was walking. We went to a restaurant which was listed in our…

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