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Portugal's Countryside
Most of the World's cork production comes from Portugal.  A layer of bark from the trunk of the cork tree is removed.  Cork is used for wine corks and corkboards.
Before our trip to Portugal I had always thought that the ancient windmills of the World were confined to the Netherlands.  Windmills, both old and new are in abundance here.
I have always been intrigued by ancient medieval towns with ther castles at the top,  old architecture and narrow streets.
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