Oct 27, 2017
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We’d arranged to meet Miguel Carodoso of MC Photo tours and he was waiting for us before the appointed time. He drove us to Sintra where we walked through town and up to the castle Quinta da Regaleira . We messed with Miguel’s tour plan when we climbed towers and entered tunnels as we found them, but he didn’t seem to mind. There are several castles to visit in Sintra but you’d need more than a day to see them all. We stopped in a cafe to taste some of Sintra’s local treats and across the street for a gingaha (liquer in a dark chocoate cup)
The next stop was a walk along the rugged coast line and then on to Caiscais where we watched the sun go down over the beach. It was an excellent day and Miguel was a fantastic guide. He dropped us off near Alfama where we found dinner and headed home.