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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 …
... palais ruins were a nice retreat from the afternoon sun.
After immigrating indoors from the heat later in the afternoon we went out again to see the Roman aqueduct, interestingly houses had been built in the arches, the Roman Theater and cathedral.
We prepared a vegetable and cheese dinner from items gathered from the local market and watched the sun set from the rooftop terrace whilst chatting with other travelers.
... and do something similar, as I did the sailing in Paros Greece 2008. Due to this additional time the trip actually took us almost 2 hours anyway, so we had to hurry back to the hostel in time to check out.
As Imogen had not seen the town, we filled in the remainder of the time until the bus by wandering Lagos and ordering another juice from Bora cafe. I could have definately spent more time relaxing ...
... thing worse than driving to Evora in 40C heat, then it is driving to Evora and not seeing it.
Eventually, we made it back to the villa at gone seven in the evening, where we tried to evaluate the day. The first part had gone so well, that we had been fooled into thinking the rest would be just as successful. Nick summed it up by saying "We both need to learn to say 'BOO' to little old ladies.".
Back at the car at 3.15pm, we decided it was time to go home. "We go by other roads" said Wanda, shunning the Sat Nav. She'd led us thus far without a problem, so I didn't question her navigation skills at that point. How was I to know we were about to embark on the drive from hell?
We drove for a further 40 minutes, past fields of storks with their messy nests balanced on telegraph poles. I suppose I should have known that we had reached the edge of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking