Wait for the bus
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….

Village with a stork
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…

Manuel, the driver
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…

Superb view
Portugal

Superb view

Miranda

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

Doll and tambour
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…

Poor Portugal
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…

Morning in fog
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…

Quiet at night
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…

Ruin of a castle on top
Portugal

Ruin of a castle on top

Miranda

[ Nov.2014 ] On top of the hill where Monsanto village is situated, there is a ruin of a castle. After arriveing in the village, we tried a few times to go up there, but…

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