Grande Hotel de Luso
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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We've been taking it easy. Allen is pretty much in bed all day. Leg spasms prevent him coming down for breakfast, taking walks or going out for meals. We e-mailed Dr. Saavedra at Kaiser and he thinks the treatment sounds reasonable and we should see some improvement in the next week. Yesterday he seemed a little better. Today we aren’t sure. The hotel is quiet. We watch movies in English, ...
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. ...
... choinoiserie. We notice there are 2 quires and ask the student docent. He says the upper gallery was for the king.
The 3rd building is the Ceremonial Hall. Originally it was the Throne Hall. Once the hall of royal business it is now where the University holds most of its official ceremonies including the investiture of the rector and the formal opening of the Academic year. PhD oral exams are still given here. The ...
... 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 ...
... for this was granted by the Pope in 1143. Before the Romans, a pre-celtic tribe called the "Conís" lived in the area. The word "briga" means "fortress", from the combination of these two words came the name Conímbriga, which later became Coimbra. Some 15 km from Coimbra, the Romans settled in the 1st century BC, they lived there peacefully until the year 468 AD. The romans didn't care too much about their own defense and ...