Do you ever feel like a little spider living in an itsy bitsy world?
Today is not a rainy day and I am not feeling washed out. The sun is shining but in order for me to function properly I have to release a part of my creative side out of me. It may be cooking a meal, chopping hair, decorating, painting or writing a blog. Since tonight, I am choosing to make breakfast for dinner and the other stuff is not going to happen, a blog it is. It’s a travel blog from the past.
A year ago we visited the towns of Braga and Guimarães, Portugal. I can’t believe it’s already been a year. On that day the rain tumbled down and drenched our day, as we made our way into the center of Braga, the 3rd largest town in Portugal.
But before we were greeted to what keeps this part of the country so lush and green, we had bright blues skies and white puffy clouds surrounding us as we ascended up to the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte.
Instead of climbing 381 feet to the top, we welcomed a ride on the Bom Jesus funicular, the oldest water counterbalancing funicular in the world.
We decided to walk the 116 meters down and back to our car after exploring the grounds. We were oohing and aahing at the views that encompassed us.
As we made our way down the staircase of five senses, where different fountains have funny detailed features,
the power of the sky was about to unfold again and wash us out. The staircase was already slick so we wrapped up our time and said goodbye to Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte an enchanted place that took our breath away.
After a quick stroll under umbrellas through Braga, we chowed down on some Bacalhau, a dish we order quite often while living in Portugal. This time we enjoyed it in a cozy-cave like environment called Adega malhoa. The Bacalhau is somewhere under all those potatoes.
Before the rain washes us out we will end our day in a town called Guimarães.
It’s where one of Portugal’s seven wonders, the Guimarães Castle, is located.
Here we were pummeled by the rain again and washed out. The sun, clouds and rain came and went as we strolled the town taking in the beauty as we enjoyed an ice cream cone.
I am going to finish my day in the sun today since it has dried up all the rain outside.
GPS coordinates to the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte: 41.553935,-8.381384
GPS coordinates to the center of Braga: 41.550471,-8.427062
GPS coordinates to Guimarães 41.441677,-8.287689