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Travel Blogs from Alange
... both feeling like we were back in the middle of an Australian summer, complete with the hot weather & flies (I was once again in trouble for not letting Dane get the bug zapper back at the Portuguese night markets!)!
We stopped for pizza for lunch (the only thing on the Spanish menu at the Italian restaurant we could be sure of what we were ordering!) & then checked into our ...
... just behind me. one day, i was doing the dishes, I saw in the corner of one eye a jogger passing by. i was thinking to myself "not a good idea to run when such a dog is around" and a second later I heard a deep bark, a short scream and then silence.
when i was checking i saw the men laying 3 meters down the spiny slope with his eyes wide open. hada, still on the road was looking a bit helpless. what is he doing?
we helped this men up to the ...
(Johno here.....all that food was not for me.....Len had the burrito and the salad...I had the three tapas....which were lovely by the way....had no idea what I was ordering as all in Spanish...so I just pointed and hoped for the best....and did I do well or what!!....first tapas was like a small wheel of goats cambert heated in the oven so all gooey in side covered in caremelised onions.....heaven.....other tapas was like a cold tomato soup with jamon ...
Called in to admire the "marble" town of Vila Vicosa, its pleasant plaza with the Castle proudly standing looking over
Onto Elvas to see the very sturdy aqueduct - built in mid 16th Century - it goes around corners to travel over the higher land, reducing the cost and effort to build
Lunch at Portalegre - and looked into a tapestry museum ...
... decision to visit Elvis purely by the size of the city when looking at the map. Glad to discover there was a lot to see and experience. I think one of the most interesting things I found in Elvis were the crowds of elderly Portuguese folks sitting at their favorite cafes and bars for hours at a time just conversing with their friends and having a good time. What a different elderly culture than in the US. I also found the tour of the castle to be very ...
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