Trip to Portugal - Valongo Valleys

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Another day of training! I have been on lockdown since March 16, 2020 and it has been a unique experience, as I am working from home remotely and I have more time to spend at the end of the day to go walk/run in the mountains of Valongo.

I'm going to show you this new trail that I did, which is a little complicated for those who don't like uphill.

The mountain begins to show the greenest color and the most colorful flowers. The spring season is magnificent for those who love nature, as we begin to see many more colors and hear and see more birds and other animals up the mountain. It is gratifying to stop in the middle of the mountain and "listen" to nature.

In the Serra de Valongo it is necessary to be very careful with the "fojos" holes in the ground that are old excavations to find gold in the mountain. Many of these holes are not signposted, so if you ever venture into these mountains don't forget these holes as they have enormous depth

On this walk I was accompanied by my parents old dog. The dog loves to walk up the hill and sniff every corner. On this little climb, the dog was already tired, so I had to turn around and go home again.

As you can see in this area of the mountain, there is a lot of trees that are eucalyptus, this exists more because a few years ago there was a big fire in this area and then they planted eucalyptus.

Here I reveal my admiration for the majestic eucalyptus. It is undoubtedly a beautiful, grand and elegant tree, with smooth and soft skin and a refreshing aroma. Who has never noticed the pastel colors of the eucalyptus trunk that peels off after a night of wind and rain?

Eucalyptol has bronchial-dilating properties, making breathing easier and also acting as a strong antiseptic for the airways. It is also antipyretic, combats cough, healing and vermifuge, and can be applied in the form of suppository. It is disinfectant, useful in combating various types of bacteria, it is also effective in the treatment of otitis, flu, bronchitis, expectorant, oropharyngeal inflammations, diabetes, stimulating the production of insulin, cystitis and even in external use in the form of diluted essential oil. in compresses, relieves muscle and rheumatic pain.

So one more hike through the mountains, and the next hike I will try to take another different route to show you the diversity that this area has. I hope you enjoyed!

If you like Portugal, comment below!

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It's really good to know that such interesting destinations exist in Portugal. Pictures and descriptions as shown on this article displays, the flamboyance of nature and it's beauty which can enjoyed and with all all the components as depicted in the article. In short I guess that there are more interesting features in these places that are not shown in the write up. But I think it is because of space and also because some things are better enjoyed by experiences. Thanks and well done for the interesting article.

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4 years ago

Very beautiful place knowing such a beautiful its always great just keep it up your going great

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4 years ago

Thank you for your words of support.

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4 years ago

Thanks for letting us to know about such interesting and wonderful places. The pictures signifies the flamboyance of nature and it's beauty. There is so much to learn and enjoy there from the depictions. And I guess that there is more about some stuff not mentioned in the article which would make visiting these locations in Portugal to become very interesting and exciting that you may have not mentioned maybe because of space and also because some things are better enjoyed with experience. Such an interesting article.

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4 years ago

It's great to have trip to wonderful places of nature. The Valongo mountain is great and cool. It is a serene place to be.

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4 years ago

It is my favorite place to exercise and also to relax. ;)

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Thank you for the reply. I appreciate it a lot. It is an encouragement for me to be more active on read.cash. I look forward to reading more articles from you.

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4 years ago

Uuuuu very nice post. Im gonna to try it ! Hope to see soon something new from you ! :D. Thank you for this post

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3 years ago

I miss so much Portugal mountains specialy Arrábida where I walked many times.

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4 years ago

hey pataty69 you need come back again to Portugal ;) Hug my friend

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Good to know that such wonderful places exist around the world with lots of interesting features. I can guess that there is probably more in these places that you have not mentioned which can make travel destination in to these places to become very exciting. Maybe because of space or because some are meant to be enjoyed from experiences. Thanks for sharing this fine article

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