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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 …
... as it sounded interesting. The original village had been submerged under a dam in 2006 and a new village had been made for the villages on higher ground. As we entered the village it was like going into Butlins holiday camp, every house was identical and looked like small chalets. there was no charm to the village as we have seen when entering all the places we have visited. We were glad it was only a stop over and looked forward to moving on ...
Spent the day driving through back roads of Spain, over the border back into Portugal, then through oak-cork and orange groves and vineyards to Evora, Portugal.
Evora was founded by the Romans in the 2nd C BC, and has gone through Roman, Moorish and Portuguese rule in its 2000+ year history, leaving remnants of architecture from each of those periods. ...
... it would be a bit like walking across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal. Needless to say, we were very disappointed. We walked for a couple of kilometres before heading back to Evora.
In the main square of the town, there was a big group of what looked like University students in smart suits and ties, wearing their gowns. The majority had some kind of musical instrument and they were stood outside a bar singing. They sounded like ...
... and I had Entrecot on a hot stone. Later on during the meal, watching other people ordering we noticed they only selected one entrée for 2 people to share from the selection offered by the waiter (cheapskates) But we certainly demolished our 3 no problems. Just as well we had to walk back to the Hotel to help with digestion. Arriving back at the Hotel I told the concierge our room number but he could not find the key, so ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking