"Alcochete: laid back luso town" Top 5 Page for this destination Alcochete by marielexoteria
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I visited Alcochete over the weekend to celebrate VT's very own Carlos' birthday and to (re)meet with his lovely wife Glória. The same weekend, Claus and Gabriel (solodancer) happened to be there and one of the hosts of the successful Cascais meet, António, joined us a little later on.
From the airport, we drove on Ponte Vasco da Gama to the town. The pier was one of the first things that caught my attention and reminded me of the song by The Drifters, "Under the boardwalk", especially on this part:
Under the boardwalk - out of the sun
Under the boardwalk - we'll be havin' some fun
Under the boardwalk - people walking above
Under the boardwalk - we'll be falling in love
Under the boardwalk, board-walk!
Now, we didn't go under the boardwalk even when the tide was low hehehe but you get the idea. It's impossible not to fall in love with the landscape towards Ponte Vasco da Gama or at the old part of town.
Sunset at Alcochete, view towards Lisboa and Ponte Vasco da Gama.
A feeble attempt to do a ballerina style jump on the boardwalk lol. Norman, the things I do for you :P
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