Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Trekcapri's 2014 Portugal Adventures: Daytrip To Obidos

Coming to you live from Obidos.  This pretty little Medieval village just north of the high octane city of Lisbon is small, quaint, charming and quiet! It is the complete opposite of Lisbon. There are no clamoring  trams just narrow uneven cobblestone streets with souvenir shops, photogenic window sills and (even though it is November) Bougainvillea flowers along the main drag.  The village is encircled by the walls of the 12th century Castle

It's a bit windy and much cooler than Lisbon but I still managed to walk the entire town in about an hour.  I wanted to walk the walls too, but decided to grab a late lunch at a wonderful place called Memoria  Restaurante & Wine Bar where I had the best Grilled Salmon.  It was so good I'm going back there tomorrow. 

I love that it is nearly empty with just a spattering of a small tour group. It's so peaceful. Sometimes we need peace in our lives and it is a nice change from high octane Lisbon.  I love it here already.  The weather took a turn for the worst now and I probably won't be able to climb the walls today, but guess what! I'm here for two nights so I 'me hoping to scale the walls tomorrow right after breakfast.

I'm using my IPad for this post so my photo selection will be limited.  By the way I had my first Ginja tasting and it came in a little chocolate cup. Yum!  

And the Dream lives on . . . .


  1. Hi Kathy!

    I have been really enjoying all your Portugal posts. I LOVE the photos!!!

    I left a comment on one of your earlier posts but I must done something wrong (did it with my phone). Enjoy every minute of your trip!!

    :) girasoli

    1. Hi Girasoli, thanks so much for reading my blog and for liking my photos. Blogger can be a little temperamental sometimes. I've had to retype comments sometimes myself. I am enjoying my trip a lot and time is flying by so fast. I'll enjoy this final week here as much as possible! :)

    2. Hi Girasoli, I forgot to add that I hope you're having a great November so far! And that your move preparations are going smoothly for you,

  2. This little village looks completely charming! I love places like this and your photos are fantastic!

    1. Hi Annie, thanks so much for your comments. Obidos is a really litle town and they actually refer to it as a village its so small It was a fun day trip and I enjoyed walking the town walls, even if it was raining. :)


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