On our first visit to Portugal 25 years ago we rented a car and cruised around the country.
We didn’t really have a plan – and except for one or two hotels we hadn’t booked any before our arrival. One of our favorite ways to explore a country is hunting hotels – so we had lots of opportunities to stop and stay the places we found the most romantic.
So imagine my surprise when I woke up a few hours ago to a media up-date from Brunei on the other side of the world with a feature about a pousada under construction in a 17th century old monastery in Elva only 2 hours drive from Lisbon towards the Spanish border.
Our first Portuguese favorite hotels were pousadas converted palaces, castles, convents and monasteries.
So thanks a lot to Borneo Bulletin for bringing back a lot of fantastic memories
Isn’t the world fantastic 🙂
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