I’m about 25km from Spain, in Tavira a town with 37 churches and part of a castle. I’m sad to be leaving Portugal so soon, but I gotta keep moving. I’m staying at LAGOAS a hostel, with my own room, I’m getting the low down on Portugal politics and the corruption from the economic crisis. The owner, is super funny, I think it the hardest I’ve laughed the whole trip and I laugh a lot. I’m sitting on the roof top terrace at 6:30 in the morning.
I’m thinking about going to Morocco, without the bike. I’m so close and the chances of coming this far again are somewhat slim. I really wanted to avoid a third world type country on this trip. I love the third world, but at the same time it’s some really hard travel, but rewarding somewhat?
There’s camping on an island not far from here I was going to leave my bike and make a overnight pack, but it doesn’t open for another 2 weeks.
The weather has been incredible, sunny & warm, the tourist season doesn’t start here for another month or so. It gets real hot and dry here, water here is like in Portland, expensive! I’ve got my sleeping bag from Portland, it’s a little to warm I mean HOT. I’m going to the Sierra Nevada National Park in Spain after that I’m getting a summer bag.
This is Antonio, Sm…. ( I couldn’t pronounce her name) and their very friendly dog in the homemade Bob Trailer. They were from Spain.
Tavira Clock tower shot from Castle with sun behind the clock
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