I had an amazing three weeks in O Monte. I learned a lot about organic gardening and Portuguese cooking from Keeley. She also showed me many beautiful beaches. Rui made the best fish I've ever had, and showed me how to make his special dishes. I really enjoyed Arminda's (Rui's mother) company and sharing her Portuguese traditions. She made beautiful handmade things and gave me hand-embroidered towels to take back with me. They were very accommodating and gave me a very comfortable yurta with a beautiful view to stay in, just as I wanted. I hope to come back one day to help on the farm and drink madrona again!