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... are overpriced but fill our stomachs with minimal hassle. We tried take-out pizza once but it is very greasy and has tons of cheese. I’d rather eat frozen dinners! The hotel staff are great. They give me ice for the ice packs, heat the gel pack for the heat belt in the microwave, fix dinners on a tray so I can carry them up to our room, and ask how Allen is doing.
We are still ...
... not to go to Evora, 3 hours away but to stay in Coimbra. We transfer to the Ibis Hotel which is modern, has better beds, better parking, Internet in the room, English speaking TV and a small restaurant. It doesn't have the charm of the Astoria but is much more practical. It is raining hard and should continue all day so we don't mind staying in a bit. We will stay here another 4 nights. Hopefully that will give him a chance to ...
... is a statue of King John III which looks a lot like Henry VIII. There is a large bell tower in the corner which rings to call students to class.
We start with King John’s Library built by John V in 1717. It’s a timed entry carefully monitored to control humidity. The 6 foot thick stone walls provide a perfect atmosphere to preserve the books. The portal is a huge wooden door surrounded by a marble “triumphant ...
... valleys, very wooded and a few towns clustered along the way. The freeway is almost empty and the going is smooth. The Garmin is a godsend and gets us to the hospital with no hassles.
The Hospital Universidade Coimbra is a massive modern teaching hospital. I drop Allen off at Emergency and by the time I get parked and back to the Emergency room he has been checked through to triage and the ...
... for the Fado show. Fado is a Portuguese style of music that uses a Portuguese guitar, a traditional guitar and occasionally someone singing. In Coimbra the songs are often about stories of the students lives. The guy singing on our night introduced each of the songs in Portuguese, English and French. The whole experience was really enjoyable and the music pleasant to listen to.
After the performance, back to the hotel for an earlyish start the next ...