Stepping out from our hotel, going to the left takes you to a plaza with a fountain and sculptures in its midst. Four roads converge allowing motorists to change directions. This system I believe was the origin of roundabouts which are being incorporated in many US cities today.
While our laundry was being washed and dried this morning, I took one road at a time enjoying a walking meditation and discovering the neighborhood. At every direction I took, there was a park, fruit shop, mini supermarket and cafés offering the ubiquitous Portuguese custard pie. The enjoyable walks required little effort to complete my daily goal of 5 miles. In the afternoon, I concentrated learning numbers in Portuguese and to read about our next destination: Porto.
Aloha -- Cathi