Caldas Da Rainha - Queen's spa
Moving Day Today - I made reservations on Flix Bus yesterday to go to Caldas Da Rainha. We took the Metro, the last of our free Metro Ticket we got 6 days ago, after checking with the help Kiosk we were told we had one entrance each left. Our stop is Oriente, the stop for the bus station, This station is giant buses going all directions. The Flix Bus riders have a waiting area , but as with any bus station it is always a maze - Luckily the Flix bus app tells you which bus you are to ride by giving you a bus code. But there is a bus leaving every 10 -15 minutes and all the buses look alike, But we found our right away. There is always the lot of people congregating around the door as soon as the driver opens up the door, the waiting for people to get off, the waiting to load your luggage and making sure that your items do not get crushed by someone else's luggage.
The ride to Caldas was just over an hour, the sun finally came out as we were reaching Caldas da Rainha. Luckily (well planned) our Hotel Dona Leonor was less than than 2 blocks away in the center of town and the bus station. I say luckily , but there is always so much planning of hotels and buses as well as rental cars to come together without to much trouble once we reach each destination and we constantly have to do this on the move.
With cool air and not raining we went out for a walk in the center of town, lots of souvenir shops, mini markets, restaurants and specialty shops. I was impressed with the many small shops which offer sewing. Which reminded me that I need to have 2 of my pants fixed. Lots sell generic patches. We stopped of at a pharmacy to get throat lozenges for Carmen. Today it was me that was very tired, I got to bed at about 8pm with leg pain, took a strong pain pill at about 2am and put on the ear plugs and sleep till 8am.
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