Any plans for Valentine´s Weekend ? As the holiday falls on a Tuesday, the weekend of the 11th ( or the 18th - rates are better ), our plan is a drive over to Duoro Wine Country in northeast Portugal, not too far from Salamanca, Castilla León Province, where one of Spain´s oldest Universities was built. We are deciding upon a choice of two Pousada Hotels located in the zone and are going to do a wine course, offered to all guests and enjoy a horseback ride, our shared hobby. One is located in an unspoilt valley called Pinhao Douro and is situated between a river bank and the mountains. The hotel is an XVIII manor house. The other is nestled in the town of Amarante, 60 kilometres from the stunning small city of Porto. This historic hotel was built in XVI and is 45 minutes from the Douro Valley. www.pousadas.pt ( In English and Portuguese ) This Hotel - Restaurant network specilaises in authentic historic building inns through out Portugual. We are exploring the options for the 11th and / or 18th ( better rates). Margcata.