02022-06-10 | Photos | 3 comments

I stayed in a 400 year old house in the old part of Mértola. It was hot, 101º on Thursday, as a couple of electric fans swirled the hot air around the room. I drove a relatively new Toyota Corolla rental car – with less that 5,000 miles on it – and the proximity alarm was going off constantly, because the streets were so narrow.


  1. JaneParhamKatz

    So you’re having the Old World driving experience, as I had recently in Ireland! Just no fun and so nerve racking. Irish rental car places would never have cars with proximity alarms!

    I think medieval towns should rent horses and small wagons instead of autos. Of course, they would include oats, shovel, and curry brush. ;-). I would probably get too attached to the horse and want to take him home with me!

    Ottmar, I do think Portugal is wonderful. When are you going to Porto?

  2. luna

    …the geography (and climate too) look and sound a bit like parts of California. Inspiring! So glad you are exploring and sharing your adventures!:>) ThankYou, Ottmar.

  3. anne

    interesting how people live and how things get built in remote places…and last!.
    Again, lovely images-


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