It is not hard to explain the hordes of day-trippers swarming the walled interior of Obidos. Just imagine a town of dreamy whitewashed houses with a zesty splash of blue and yellow on the walls, winding stone-paved streets draped with blossom and ...aha! there YOU go, trying to find your own cozy nook somewhere in Obidos to taste the local cherry liquor known as ginjinha. And once you are there, climb the hill to explore the massive castle which now houses one of the Pousadas de Portugal that is a hotel blending rustic and genuinely Portuguese flavor into a luxurious service. If you are lucky, you might get a check- in into even more of the town's charm.