Dom Joao Iii Hotel Portalegre
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Travel Blogs from Portalegre
... we hopped on the bus for about an hour and ended up at a fort. It was really beautiful, windy, and had a massive cliff that we forbade the girls from going near. The views were beautiful. Ms Byrne was able to try out her newly bargained-down-priced selfie stick.
We hopped on the bus for 10 minutes and ended up across the water at another fort. This one was the location where Henry the Navigator did a lot of ...
Today was nice. We started the day with a two and a half hour bus ride followed by a rest stop that had a really cool cork tree and some really friendly ants.
We then headed on to Évora, Portugal. The city has a wall that dates back to the 17th century, the Church of Saint Francisco, the Church of Saint Antonia, The Church of Saint Mary (which has a rare statue of the pregnant Virgin Mary).
While we were given the tour of Évora, we were able to see ...
... restored and extended mixing the ancient and the ultra modern really effectively. We go down to the pool for a while. When we go back to our room there is some complimentary food and a small bottle of port waiting for us as SLH members. I have mixed feelings about the port. I love port but on the other hand I at first thought it was red wine in which case I wouldn't have had to share it with Kathleen. Dinner at this Pousada is again very ...
... 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. ...
... guides took turned out great, but none of them gave some of the jumps and repels justice.
After the repelling we just stayed in our wet suits and headed to a natural thermal pool, it was a bit tiny and packed full of people but such a nice way to end the day.
I love a good waterfall so we planned a hike to a beautiful one on Easter Sunday. It was very tropical going through the trees and so many bird noises. The waterfall was beautiful, but the water ...
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