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... hurry I can catch a bus going by on the highway. So I’m faced with the a choice: catch a bus before it gets too late, or explore this fascinating town and worry about transportation later.
I choose the latter. I'm a sucker for aqueducts, and Elvas has the King of all Aqueducts—a four tiered, long one that snakes across a grassy valley. I know that if I don’t explore this town properly, it will haunt me ...
... beautiful when the outer layer of bark has been taken off. The mature trees are stripped only every 10 years or so. As we got closer to Evora the country became much more productive but the little villages along the way looked very sad, I guess reflecting the Portuguese economy. After checking in to our hotel which was so cheap and of a good standard we explored the cathedrals, squares and arcades. Had a wonderful meal at a little restaurant - usual time, about 10 ...
... Loios (a Pousada is the equivalent of a Spanish parador, an old building like a monastery or a castle, that's been renovated so you can enjoy the history of it while staying there). Dinner was amazing, both for food and atmosphere, and the dessert buffet was very... rich as well. Well, we like Evora so much that we're going back this morning for a walk in the ...
... Station to file a report on our stolen phone and Di and I decided to have a quick look around the shops as it was Sale time. Managed to snaffle some absolute bargains. Dined at a restaurant recommended by hotel staff and it was awful. Can't win all the time! Not quite sure what to make of Seville; actually I don't really like it. But I did like the streets lined with orange trees and our hotel had beautiful woven baskets filled with oranges. Ours for the taking! A lovely ...
A longish drive on a crystal clear day. Became fairly hot by the time we arrived in Evora. Stopped a couple of times on the way the 1st at Plasencia in the high Sierra. A compact walled town busy with locals shopping. Then our next stop at Elvas just inside Portugal near the Spanish border. A fascinating heavily fortressed town with massive walls and a castle on ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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