Dom Joao Iii Hotel Portalegre
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Travel Blogs from Portalegre
... bistro (free wifi!!!) and were able to walk around and do some shopping in the local street vendors areas as well as at some gelato places.
Another bus ride and we were back at the hotel for 4-hours of free time before dinner. The group mostly hung out by the pool table, sitting by the kiddie pool, catching up on internet use, napping, cleaning up, and just getting to know each other.
Dinner was ...
... bus. We all ended up waxing poetic about the differences between slaves and indentured servants, comparing our knowledge of history and anthropology to what the guides have been saying to us about the areas, and talking about what schools teach in history vs what they should teach vs what the state curriculum dictates to teach.
Later in the evening, Kayla began talking about where she is going to college and we inquired to make sure she had solid reasons why ...
Its cloudy and not that warm in the morning on Viseu. Breakfast is ok but nothing special. They only have a self-service coffee machine which uses UHT milk so is pretty poor. I go out to buy some water and take some photos. Then we check out and head off for a village called Flora de Rosa and the Pousada de Crato there. Again it is motorway most of the way with hardly any traffic so it is an easy drive. The Pousada was once a monastery but has ...
... and the views were endless. It almost felt like being in Machu Picchu again.
Our room at the El Dom Rei Manuel was ready about 2:00 PM. The hotel is lovely!! We have the largest room with a small courtyard. The old building has been completely renovated and everything is new inside. There is a very nice restaurant and we had a great late lunch. We enjoyed the hotel and rested until early evening when we went out into the village ...
... inconvenient (but pretty) nowadays but was important for defensive purposes through history up to about two centuries ago.
Two of the supposedly nicest hill towns were not far off my route towards Elvas, so I thought I'd make a detour and check them out in the late afternoon and early evening. Castelo de Vide is the larger of the two towns and has a substantial church, hilltop castle, and village within the castle walls. ...
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