We have been visiting Portugal this week at the Omissam Guest house. Jon booked us in for a yoga retreat. I was quite anxious because I haven’t done any yoga for years. However, Lia and her team are very adaptable and doing yoga once a day was an acceptable practice.
The retreat is situated in the small village of Palhais. There is a lot of new buildings but the centre still has a lot of charm. There are lots of blue and white painted houses and a few examples of patterned ceramic tiles.
The pavements and roads are made of cobbles that are cut into little cubes of various sizes
Every roof is tiled in brown ceramic tiles – there don’t seem to be any guttering and several roofs have pretty ridge tiles and a ‘Moorish’ feel to them