Subject: Re: Portugal
Aloha and thanks, Linda and Tom. I would never think of driving in a major city like Lisbon or Porto any more than I would Paris or Rome or London -- an exercise in frustration and a waste of car rental money. Linda, I've already used all those sites to find the solares I find most appealing; here is one near Pinhao with the most amazing view -- I hope someone can comment on the proposed itinerary. For example, is 5 days in the Minho about right for slow travelers, is Viana do Castelo a better base than Ponte de Lima, are we crazy to ignore the Algarve -- or some other region or town? One thing seems certain -- wherever we go, we're going to eat very well!

Aloha, Ann