We tastet the local specialty of Aveiro.
Ovos moles. Very sweet.
Ovos moles and some art they inspired
Aveiro is the “Venice of Portugal” because of it’s canals, bridges and boats.
Ponte Laços de Amizade
Instead of locks with names the bridges are decorated with
ribbons of friendship.
After 4 weeks of rain we enjoyed the nice weather.
Climate is changing. That’s not really new. However it was new to me that Portugal has a skiing region. It’s located in the
Serra da Estrela. But due to less snow and warmer winters skiing is in decline and lifts are closing.
There is also an active lift which in summer is used by hikers.
And there is political change. The radar towers are remnants of the Cold War. Portuguese Air Force and NATO do not need them any more.
Another invasive species crossed our way. The
common water hyacinth.
Probably the most famous sweet of Portugal:
Pastel de Nata.
My first attempt
I’ll need many more attempts.
While I like
Duolingo in general the latest updates could have been better.
Close to impossible task
While taking a walk between
Espinho and Esmoriz this little guy got a little bit defensive.
While it’s looking nice it’s another invasive species. It even made it to
Most wildfires in Portugal happen in the south. But the risk is there everywhere. In the Serra de Estrela it happened xxx years ago. Now nature is slowly recovering.
I was wondering why in some places the trees have survived while a few meters to the right and left are completely burnt.
Unlike the one in the
other post this
bridge is an actual
Eiffel bridge. It’s located in Viana do Castelo, which we’ve visited to finalize the immigration process for Portugal at the SEF.
It’s noteworthy that above the visible rail track there is also a second level for cars. We took a little bit of a detour to use this bridge on our way back.
We came to know that,
cortaderia selloana, the nice looking grass/reed that can be found everywhere is actually an invasive species.
Because of it’s invasive nature it appears on the website of the
Parque Biologico de Gaia that we’ve visited. It’s a nice park with local animals.
All of them needed some kind of support, because they were found injured or abandoned by the parents so I think it’s good they found a new home. My favorite was the
… but the programmers of the
Withings app wanted to make sure that I’m aware that there is nothing to see.
Spending one third of the screen to tell that there’s nothing new seems to be wrong.