Grande Hotel de Luso
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... that now just in case.
Our Morocco trip starts on Nov. 26. We really don’t expect to be able to go but we did sign up for a 5 day pre-trip extension. We’ll wait and see. Maybe we can just join the group for the main part of the trip starting on Dec 1. Coming home is an option but not an easy one as we have no house or car when we get there and the flight would be ...
We have a long sleepless night. Allen is sure there is something more going on than just his back. The pain in his left thigh is excruciating and spasms whenever he sits up or stands. We return to the hospital. The Doctor thinks he has a small tear in his thigh muscle in addition to the back pain. The pills for one are good for the other. We are told he should stay off it, rest for a few days and ice the thigh 3 times a day. ...
... and America) to symbolize knowledge from all over the world, images of honor, virtue, fortune and reputation, and representations of Science, Medicine, Law, Arts, and Theology. The shelves are filled with 30,000 books all dating from before 1755 and written in Greek, Latin and Hebrew. We read there are bats in the building, not the library, that are well cared for and appreciated. Rather than harming the books they are there to ...
... shoes and even jackets. The church is lovely with lots of gold in the chapel and walls of blue and white tile. Unfortunately I left my phone being charged in the hotel so no pictures!! We have lunch in the square near the hotel. This time we try cockles. They are very tiny mussels cooked in butter with sliced garlic and they are delicious!
Saturday night is the worst one yet. Allen is in agony ...
... throughout the year to preserve the books and today stills relies on this method of preservation. The biggest challenge is insect infestation so a colony of small bats live in the library to control this problem.
Underneath the library is the Academic Prison. Apparently these were very common in universities at the time. The town police had no authority over university staff or students, all they could do was ...