Hotel Afonso V
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... people wanting to get in. Finally we got in to this very small room dominated by a very smart and modern kitchen.
Everything was in Portugese but the maitre d helped us out and we ended up getting shared dishes for the five of us. The restaurant specialises in pork, both farmed and wild, as well as bean dishes. We had wild pork with beans and rice, pork belly (nowhere near as fatty as we would make it), vegetables, and another bean dish.
... just barely fit our van. I had to crawl over and use the sliding door to get out, as neither the driver's or passenger's door could open.
The university dates back to 1260 and, needless to say, is the oldest in the Portuguese-speaking world. It is steeped in tradition, one of which is that students wear black wollen capes whenever at school. We saw several of these students, who looked very hot in the late- afternoon sun. We managed ...
... the franchesina... Which is like a slaughtered menagerie on a plate in between 2 slices of bread covered in cheese , with a chickens period (egg) on top, for good luck?... See picture. Fortunately not all Portugese food is as assaulting to the vegetarian plight and we've has some amazing food namely from our favourite family restaurant Papavinhos. Papavinhos we discovered by chance after escaping being chased ...
... several balconies in each area of concentration. Secret passages connect each room on the upper balcony to allow librarians easy access to any part of the collection.Here one can easily see the influence the university played when J. K. Rowling was creating Harry Potter at Hogwarts. Interestingly to clean the books a lift system beneath the library releases bats to remove the bugs that destroy old books.
... refill the parking meter - parking inspectors are everywhere as are police.
Some souvenir shopping saw our afternoon pass quite quickly and we drove home via the salt pans/lagoons ..... or so we intended until we got a bit lost and decided it wasn't worth the effort.... who hasn't seen good old Saxa before?
But seriously, Aveiro is well known for its salt and seaweed production, it seemed we just didn't have the taste for it ...