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Portugese Journey Garry Hogg

Portugese Journey

Garry Hogg

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Portugese Journey is a more substantial book than its predecessors. The country is less well known to the general reader than come other counties Garry Hogg has described, and he and his wife, Elizabeth, found much more that was memorable than theyMorePortugese Journey is a more substantial book than its predecessors. The country is less well known to the general reader than come other counties Garry Hogg has described, and he and his wife, Elizabeth, found much more that was memorable than they anticipated.They covered almost the whole of the country during their journey: the sub-tropical south of the Algarva and also the vast emptiness of the Tras-os-Montes, the mountainous north-eastern hinterland that marches with Spain. Lisbon they came to know and love- they joined pilgrims to Fatima- they wandered around the characterful towns and villages like Olhao, Ovar, Nazare, Monsanto, Obidos, Braganca and Guarda- they trod the long empty roads between Faro, with its breath of Africa and Chaves, key to Spain.This is no guidebook in the accepted sense. It is, however a faithful portrayal of the beauties and strangeness of Portugal by someone who entered into its richly individual storehouse with an open mind, and alert eye for detail and a capacity for sympathetic appreciation which, we venture to suggest, increases with each successive book Garry Hogg writes.