Monday, November 24, 2014

Honeymoon: Northern Portugal





Our last day in Portugal was spent taking a tour of the Minho area. We visited the Palácio de Brejoeira, Valença, and Viana do Castelo. Our original plans were to drive all the way to Santiago de Compostela, but driving the rental car across country lines was too we settled for taking a tour of the area. Next time, Santiago de Compostela! Next time!

This area is also well known for its vinho verde. Meaning "green wine", it is called like that because of its age. It is a young wine meant for consumption after about a year of its bottling. It also comes in a great deal of varieties: white, rosé, even red. The Palácio de Brejoeira has its own green wine, and, if you are ever in the area, do consider dropping by! It is delicious! They also have their own aguardiente, which I must confess, we didn't try.

That said, I am a fan of Portuguese wine. You can get fantastic bottles for 4 Euro or less! Man, I'm going to miss those...

This is a but a sample of the pictures taken on our trip. If you want to see more, please visit my Flickr album.

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