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Travel Blogs from Évora
... ending with the scene of the manger next to the castle walls underneath a large star.
We looked in a couple of gift shops, pottery shop and a shop which had a range of gifts, liquors and handmade jams/chutneys; we bought a few before we left. There was also an art shop, the gentleman told us he and his wife were the artists, sculptors, pottery makes and everything was original, however we did not have £1000 for a painting to hand so ...
... is that it is a celestial calendar, as well as a gathering place for pagan rituals.
The Portuguese Stonehenge was in the middle of huge cork-oak tree groves, so we got to see this most interesting tree up close. Cork trees take 25years to mature enough for a first shearing, but after that the cork bark can be harvested every nine years. Rich red ...
Friday 18th October
We drove to Evora yesterday and found a campsite a couple of kilometres outside this medieval walled city.
This morning, we had a wander around the town doing the cultural bit - cathedral, church, palace, roman temple etc. After lunch we headed back to the campsite and got on our bicycles to look at some standing stones about 10 kms out of the city.
John had to repair three punctures during our ride (2 for his front tyre ...
Welcome to our last day in Portugal, a country we've been in for only nine days, yet feels like a lot longer. We still have 17 more nights in Spain to come, and with more than half our trip still remaining, it’s seems like we’ll be here forever, which suits me! The Portuguese weather would again be a disappointment, with more drizzle and a top temperature of 22 degrees.
We were woken at approximately 9:30AM, and ...
... from the city's cemetery. It is meant to get people to reflect on the fragility of human existence. And over the entrance is written in latin OUR BONES ARE HERE WE AWAIT YOURS. That evening we went to a little Restaurant called Vinho e noz. The waiter arrived with a tray with three entrees and explained to us what they were. (Mushrooms, Tuna dip, Local cheese) So I nodded and said that was good. For mains Fran ordered ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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