Have Bag, Will Travel

Amarante Portugal

I was struggling and didn’t think I could find something for this week’s challenge until I read Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal and I was reminded of the town of Amarante.

It took us about forty-five minutes to drive to the interesting little town from Vila do Conde and after parking the car we walked through unremarkable streets until reaching the river and in an adjacent square declared it time for the first refreshment of the day. There was no sign of the sun but even under white overcast sky it was still warm enough to sit outside and we ordered drinks and sampled the local speciality of “papos de anjo” (angel chests) which is a traditional sweet egg pastry made from whipped egg yolk that is baked and then boiled in sugar syrup.  They were quite nice but we didn’t call for seconds!

Amarante is an interesting…

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