Monday, December 8, 2008

Óbidos, Portugal

8 really lovely castle surrounded in a beautiful atmosphere...well, the fact that the atmosphere is so appropriate makes it beautiful...

One thing i wonder about Portugal is WHY oh WHY my mail sent to there takes at LEAST one month to arrive...my last thing sent there still hasnt arrived and i mailed it the 10th of November..I mean, its withing Europe! My cards outside Europe arrive much faster...there's really something wrong with the Macedonian-Portuguese postal relation (its not the other way around, coz the cards sent to me from there take the normal time to arrive...no such nonsense delays) I really dont know where does that mail oversleep for so long....but it certainly makes it really unreliable  :(

Anyway, on the card you can see Óbidos, or more precisely, A Partial easterly view of the village at dawn (as the back of the card says)

The town of Óbidos is located on a hill and is still encircled by a fortified wall. The well-preserved mediaeval look of its streets, squares, walls and its massive castle have turned the picturesque village into a preferred tourist attraction in Portugal.
The name "Óbidos" probably derives from the Latin term 'oppidum' meaning "citadel", or "fortified city".

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