Subject: Portugal and pousadas
Helen, I've been to Portugal a few times and the first time (in September) we did two weeks in pousadas and ended with a week on the Algarve in a villa. Obidos was the first place but we couldn't get into the pousada (few rooms) so stayed at the convent - fabulous. We loved the ones at Guimaraes (in town), Manteigas, Marvao, Evora, especially Estremoz, and my favourite Palmella. The one we liked least at Aveiro. I got a beauitful coloured brochure from the travel agent listing them or try the tourist office.

Off to Venice in a few hours - yippee!!

Barbara Toronto