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A full house at the inn as we head to breakfast. Sharing a table with Canadians from Calgary, we discover that we are all going to see the Iberian megaliths with Mario. A bright and passionate young man originally from Mozambique, he guides a group of 8 to three local sites that date from Neolithic times. The henge circle faces east ...
We leave Tavira Sunday morning (Sept 13th) for Evora. A 2.5 hours drive on the autostrada. Drive was good but more like 3 hours. Pretty desolate area so not a pretty drive per se. Did see a beautiful castle. Unlike the autostrada, a real lack of facilities on the way, so, when we arrived in Evora, we needed to find a Water Closet right away. Had trouble finding our hotel that is located within the walls of ...
The last of our 'must see ' in Portugal was the Temple of Diana. It is in Evora which is 120km east of Lisbon, and not as much of a tourist destination as the other parts we visited. This time our tour consisted of just us and Wendy, plus Carlos our very very talkative guide and we were in a very comfortable car.
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The ride to Lisbon was much prettier than the one to Evora- rolling green hills with lots of cork oak trees. They harvest the cork bark every 9 years and mark the trunks with a number so they know when to cut again.
... in the area. The oak trees here are cork oak and green oak...the green oak has acorns which the black pigs love to eat. The areas that are not in trees are farmed in alfalfa one year, the cows come in the next year to eat it, and the third year they grow wheat. And then the cycle starts again.
Arrived in Evora about 10:30, threw the bags in the hotel and off we went to explore the town with a local guide, Maria. Maria had very good english but like Cristina, some of her ...