I am entering "retirement" next May(2011), and want to start tracking my life as I see it.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Douro Valley, Portugal
The ride from Santiago to Douro Valley was quite pretty. We even stopped in a little town called Ourence by the Douro River, and soaked in a community hot spring pool by the roadside. Totally free of charge!.
Then we reached Pinhao for our two nights stay in this beautiful resort.
The view from our hotel window:
Pinhao is a little hill village by Duoro River.
A view from our breakfast table.
The yard of our hotel:
Went on a little hike to the hill and took a picture from above.
Today port wine is exclusively produced in Duoro Valley, as a designation of origin to protect quality.. The first detailed account of port production came from Englishman in 1678. They described it as "very agreeable, sweetish and extremely smooth"
We visited a winery and had a cooking lesson:
We will now head to Porto, our last stop on this tour.