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... overflowing garbage and things that never made it to the bin. Not to say there aren't some beautiful sites but try not to look down except to avoid walking in dog poo!
The language is slower and too many words are different to make spanish an automatic option, and the idea of a mid day siesta persists.
We were also starting to encounter storks. They would build large messy nests anywhere ...
... It was constructed in the 1600s by Franciscan monks to be a constant
reminder of death to lead them to meditate on the human condition. The rest of
the church on the inside and outside is a complete construction site for its
restoration and looks like it’s cloaked in cloth as part of one of those art
projects by Christo and Jeanne Claude.
Evora is older than even the Romans, though. After lunch I
took a drive in the surrounding ...
... drive for more than 10 miles on a dead straight road – wonderful, except that the road surface had almost completely broken up and if I had exceeded 20 miles an hour I would probably have shaken the van to bits. Thankfully I finally reached a stretch of road with a good surface which continued for another ten or so miles but in this case there wasn’t a single straight stretch and if I had been a passenger I would have been car ...
... of churches in this central Portuguese region.
To wrap your head around this macabre happening you've got to look deeper than walls of bones. A simple, in this case Franciscan, monk didn't climb atop his donkey cart every morning and make the rounds of dozens of church crypts unloading their contents, to the tune of 5,000 of his cohorts of the cloth, into his cart and drive his donkey back to Evora. There ...
July 20 - Evora
We started our day with a good breakfast at the Pousada. Most days, Joe has eggs, meat, and pastry. Susan sticks to her usual meal of fruit, cereal, and yogurt all mixed together. But there are many things to choose from.
We had heard there was a guided tour of the walled village of Evora. The tour was scheduled to start in the main square (Praca do Giraldo) at 10:00 am. The front desk staff told us that it was a 5 minute walk to the ...