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Travel Blogs from Évora
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 …
... Sadly, more than 54 % of people under the age of 25 are jobless. We met a number of young Spaniards, unable to find work at home who are now living and working in Morocco. In Sevilla, with the largest GDP of the Andalusia, it would appear that things are recovering. Restaurants are full, bars are bustling and people looked well turned out. Many men sport stylish colourful trousers, crisp shirts and well cut jackets. Women wear short skirts, leggings in lace and ...
... Jane commented that they needed to increase the pressure today to make it viable.
From here I navigated us (by chance) to the Church of St. Francis where we entered the Chapel of Bones. Inside the walls are lined a foot deep with bones unearthed from various churchyards in the town. Skulls line the pillars and arches and a skeleton hangs on the wall, eerily lit up in flashes that make it seem surreal. Three monks ...
... outside Evora about 10 or 12 kilometres away are hewn stones dated by archeologists to 4000 and 2000 B.C. Their symbolism will remain mysterious but they certainly feel very spiritual to me, especially the ones that look arranged or organized in their space. More than 130 are in this area, we visited two sites. The first at the very end of a sheep path, stands alone, tall (8 ft.). Very phallic, it did not impress me but this may be because in the background are storage bins from ...
... fought for control of the castle and used it to protect the border with Spain.
Now it is a beautiful village of 4 streets wide with some shops and restaurants, a commanding view of the Guadiana River above the Alqueva Dam - the largest man made lake in Europe. Although not deserted, it is by no means busy and we enjoy a couple hours wandering the village within the walls as well as the remains of the castle at the southern ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking