Hello Guys. Its been a very very long time since I've posted on here. I guess Joshua and I have been having way too much fun in Portugal and sometimes we feel its just as important to enjoy the moment. We have met so many people in the last month who are also travelling in different types of vans and as well as a great group of young aspiring artists here in Caldas Da Rainha, who we can now gladly call good friends. So hopefully that explains why I have been off the radar.
We have found since living on the road that buying local produce is very important. Not only does it support local businesses but you can also find a huge variety of organic and fresh produce. Its way cheaper than the U.K and you can find a lot of different Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Nuts and traditional Portuguese delicates. In Caldas, the markets are held in the Republic Square which starts at around 6 am and finishes around 12 - 1 pm each day. It is a very colourful and full of friendly locals and it gives you a chance to practice your Portuguese language skills.
Lastly, there is a craft fair which is held around once a month. Unfortunately, there is no clear date of when these are open but you can easily spot advertisements along the streets or ask a local as many speak English. Usually, they start around midday and run late in the evening. They sell different types of crafts such as Macrame, Organic Herbs and Dried Fruits, Pastries and many Arts and Crafts. There was traditional Portuguese music and performance whilst we were there but we are unsure if this is held each month. Even so, you can try a coffee at the artistic cafe for only 90 cents and have a walk around the beautiful park.
Location - Praça da República 2500 - Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal
Opening time - Daily 6 am - 1 pm
Craft / Food Market
Location -R. de Camões 37, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
Opening times - Around 12- 8 pm / Park Opens 7am - 10pm
Tip- Make sure you have enough change and avoid paying with large notes as this can be very inconvenient for the sellers.
Love K x