Hotel Acosta Centro
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... is new and the people who run it are very friendly and helpful. They recommended a good restaurant last night and again for tonight.
When we returned from a nice Italian meal, Miguel and Maria, the owners of the hostel opened up a bottle of champagne which was a lovely gesture. We drank a toast to them with Gita and Walter, two German pilgrims we met a couple of days ago. The end of a good day.
... on the waterways as the sun came up. We passed fields of tomatoes, cabbages, sugarcane and peppers in addition to many vineyards. Then as the day became hotter, it was a question of putting one foot on front of the other. As a final twist, the final two miles into Santarem was a steep uphill climb. It's an old Roman town where Julius Caesar had his administrative centre for this ...
... weird reason they had a huge convention centre thing there which I can't imaging would get used often - unless that's where they held the meetings for AA - ******** anonymous.
Out of sheer desperation we ate the hotel with the only other two eating places looking very seedy and patronised by leering grubby men fresh off the back of a ute.
Back at our watering hole the waiter all but refused to take our order unless we could speak Spanish and couldn't even get an order ...
Spain and portugal have had a range of occupying forces as you may have already known. We have started seeing more of the roman ruins. As with many things they were altered over time. Most of the Roman stuff was either filled in and built over the top of, pulled apart for stones for new designs or kept and adjusted. It seems like many ruins are discovered when excavations occur for car parks etc. Makes you think any builders might try and ignore them if found! there is a real ...
... like the ones in Segovia, Spain and Nimes, France with the Romans, but this one was built over many decades leading up to its completion in 1622.
The scenery is the Alentejo is somewhat closer to my
expectations of what Portugal looks like, a rolling plain with occasional
hills, mostly open grazing land with widely spaced short cork oak and holm oak
trees that make it look like a park, many olive groves, ...