Gran Hotel Aqualange
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Along border with Spain there are numerous garrison towns
built into old fortifications designed to protect Portuguese territory through
the centuries from an often unfriendly neighbor. The most significant one is named
Elvas and is located in the Alentejo region above the Guadiana River which
forms the border between the two countries for part of the distance southwards
to the Atlantic. My ...
Well what an adventure we had trying to find our hotel in the historic part of Badajoz. Talk about a rabbit warren of one way streets and pedestrian only streets we went over to get to it! Marty had to literally drive up on the footpath in one street because they were so narrow - we didn't think there would be any hotel in these streets but yip sure enough we found it - eventually!
I can't say I'm too ...
Our last day in Portugal was spending time with the Fergusons and the Morenos having a lunch of the Brazilian national dish - the feijoada, just google it. It was really good bonding time for our families. It was jump at like the christening feast - long table with plenty of food and wine.
Our time in Portugal is coming to an end and we will miss Maria's family.
... dark past during the Spanish Civil War. Over 4000 supporters of the Republican cause being murdered by the Nationalist Army and Moroccan irregulars. It's acknowledged as the beginning of a very bloody part of Spanish history.
So far this trip has been a continuation of sightseeing, eating and drinking. That night I had a risotto with cubed liver on top - absolutely soft and delicious ...
... get to the 16th century Chapel of Bones which contains the bones of 5000 people.
The chapel is a large rectangular room with dim golden mood lighting. The surfaces of all walls are the knobby ends of patella and skulls. Pillars are adorned with laterally stacked thigh bones. Two skeletons suspended creepily. A Franciscan Monk supposedly built this as a meditation chamber and as a reminder of the human ...