This year will come 100 years when three shepherd children saw a woman brighter than a sun...On 13 May 2017 they saw her first time and the three children claimed to have seen the Blessed Virgin Mary in a total of six apparitions between 13 May and 13 October in 1917...
Guess what? It is raining, so time to update my blog again! This was fourth time I visited Porto, I just like to get there back and the town has come better and better with all the renovations etc. Usually I have been in Camping Madalena (so called 4 stars campsite, but really far from that!!!) and I was happy to find another one, Camping Salugueiros, which is located just one km away from the other one. I think there are few more and all of them are in the same area in Vila Nova de Gaia, near beach.
This is a change, instead of having sand between my toes I had snow and yes this is in Spain! I did a tour around Picos de Europa National Park in Northern Spain. Picos de Europa means literally the "Peaks of Europe" and the name comes that these peaks where the first sight of Europe for ships who arrived to Europe from America.
Saint Antonin Noble Val, I love this place!!! Lively mediaeval town in summer, beautiful tiny alleys, craft shops, cafes and restaurants! Long history and many listed mediaeval buildings (like oldest town hall in France) and is today a major tourist attraction. Its sunday markets is something you should not miss! Streets and alleys full of market sellers with fruits, vegetables, art, woodwork, clothes, spices, herbs, cheese..you name it! I spend many days here, enjoying the atmosphere and spending good time with my old Dutch friends, thank you for inviting me, Hopen om dit opnieuw met jullie, gezellig!
Once again a beautiful camper spot! I have to say that France is clearly the best country in Europe with organized camper stops "Aires". There is ABSOLUTELY NO point to go in a campsite, unless you need some laundry to be done. Germany is also well organized, but their "Stellplatz" I find often too expensive for what they actually can offer or I have come across just wrong places. I wouldn´t mind to pay some euros a day + water, but ten euro is a bit too much. Of course you find also free nice spots there!
As I am interested from the World War II, my goal was this summer to visit Oradour-sur-Glane where the German Nazis destroyed the whole village and the village was never rebuilt, they built new village next to it instead. Today this place is a memorial Martyr Town.