Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Walled Village of Obidos

Obidos is yet another fortified hill-top village in Portugal that could easily be a fairy tale setting for a Disney movie.  We parked at the foot of the hill and walked through a massive arch into a cobble-stoned wonderland.  While most people spend a few hours here and move on, we opted to spend the night.  We found a triple room for only 50 euros!   Roaming Europe without reservations can still be done!

We found a restaurant overlooking the valley below and splurged on the duck with orange sauce.  We ordered wine to accompany our meal and ate slowly while watching the shadows cover the red tiled roofs below us.  It was truly a magical moment which I have kept frozen in time.  The three of us still talk about it six years later!

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