The're quite common in Portugal - nice and fluffy caterpillars. But beware these can cause an itch attack. Have a look.
|A few highlights from Portugal - traveling overland by 4x4 truck
Since 2010 Portugal has the largest artificial lake in Europe - the Alqueva reservoir. The huge lake was created in 2002 and reached it’s maximum level in 2010. Besides its use for irrigation and electricity production this 83 Km long lake is located in a very nice region – The Alentejo. Have a look.
For those who travel it's an all too familiar subject - how to refill your propane, butane gas-bottle for cooking, heating and cooling. So far after 4 years the German type "grey" 13.5 Kg gas-bottle seems to best solution for many destination. In all countries it was pretty easy to get a refill of a German type gas bottle - till we arrived in Spain and Portugal. Here's the story how to adapt to the Iberian gas bottle system.
Anyone who stays for some time in the Alentejo region in Portugal will notice the exceptional large selection of regional Alentejo wines in Portuguese supermarkets. The large selection is no surprise after having tasted Portuguese Alentejo wines, the taste is remarkable and makes a lasting impression. Here's a bit about the Alentejo wine market with a personal favorite.
I like the alloy wheels on the gypsy cart.