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... recommended to try as being famous from the region Encharcadas; a dessert made from eggs,sugar and cinnamon, and 'Pao de Rala' another made from eggs, sugar, lemon rind, almond meal and pumpkin, almost a sweet bun with a filling. Both far too sweet for my liking, not something i need to try again.
We found the chapel and Capela dos Ossos, chapel of bones but arrived as they were closing for the afternoon. The nearby ...
... the first half.
The grottos were impressive and the water incredibly clear; you could see everything meters down into the ocean. The local fisherman had great imaginations having named many of the rock formations along the coast. For the grotto tour we transferred to a smaller boat, the one we would return to the port on. As we were too many for one trip in the grottos we were given the option ...
I still had no idea that we had strayed out of the territory that Wanda knew well. She certainly didn't let on and just waved her hands as though she knew what she was doing. At 5pm we passed Evora, somewhere I'd crossed off our list because it was too far away - 165km if you go direct - despite it having Roman ruins, being a heritage site and being surrounded by megaliths. We love to visit standing stones and ...
... map, when she had to ask directions to a little church inside a castle wall at Viana do Alentejo.
The church and its surroundings had some charm and we wandered round it, glad to be out of the car for a bit. I was however getting architecture fatigue by this point. The turrets were an early Portuguese style from the 11th Century or something. They were the conical shape that you see in fairy-tales.
Within half an hour we were back in the car.
Back at the car, after a quick sandwich, we drove on the Torrao, half an hour away. Wanda's love of the Arabic may have clouded her judgement here. There were a few Arabic box-shaped houses, with traditional blue stripes round the door and windows, which were quite pretty, but not much else. They were a distinct style from the Portuguese tiling, which pervades most towns. Without Wanda to point out the difference, I wouldn't have ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility