Barcelos Market then Bom Jesus

Thursday is market day in Barcelos.

An enormous area is set up with tents and merchants with everything from fruit to nuts, all types of clothing and just about anything else you can imagine are selling their goods.

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I walked through the maze of tents managing not to purchase a single item.

It was suitcase restriction that held my shopping at bay. To make even the smallest purchase would have necessitated the purchase of another piece of luggage seeing as I already must sit atop the luggage I have in order to close it.

Afterwards I had lunch with Bill, Jen and Steve and then we all walked around Barcelos while waiting for Katarina to return from dropping the others in the group at Bom do Jesus.

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The ride to BJ was long but the Cathedral is magnificant.

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But the absolute best part of the day was that the hotel provides pilgrims with a proper place to wash and dry their boots!

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9 responses to “Barcelos Market then Bom Jesus

  1. I’ve always wondered what those small toilets are used for — now I know! Sounds like the group is having a wonderful adventure. Travel lightly and with joy! Julie

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  2. Great post Arlene!
    As far as the bidets are concerned, we call them ‘foot washers’ here in Australia! Just the thing to get the sand off your feet!
    BTW your boots look fabulously clean!
    Take joy in every step – Jenny x

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  3. OMG Arlene! That is hilarious! Best of trek award so far!!
    Lynda

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  4. So, Arlene, from now on we call it the ‘bootdet’, eh? The French might not agree, but I think it’s a wonderful use of it! 🙂

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  5. That’s so funny, you made my day! We love seeing your daily adventures.

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  6. Great shots! Boots look right at home in the bidet!!

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  7. Bom Jésus in Braga; Magnificent monument with 600 steps…
    I seee that you found a new use for “bidet” 🙂 good for shoes!

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  8. Beautiful photo captures! Want to be there. Great use of the bidet:)

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  9. Love the comment about calling ‘that thing’ a bootdet!…..Your pictures of the cathedral are beautiful, it is indeed a magnificent site…and glad you enjoyed the company of your travel companions for lunch. I bet there was a good dinner and wine as well in the evening.

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