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... like the ones in Segovia, Spain and Nimes, France with the Romans, but this one was built over many decades leading up to its completion in 1622.
The scenery is the Alentejo is somewhat closer to my
expectations of what Portugal looks like, a rolling plain with occasional
hills, mostly open grazing land with widely spaced short cork oak and holm oak
trees that make it look like a park, many olive groves, ...
... Badajoz, it does have loads of old buildings but it is very dirty, lots of rubbish in the streets and they smell like sewage in places. Our hotel is nice enough and there are the remains of an old fortress in the city which we walked around.
Another hot day, not sure of the temperature but feels like early 30's again in the peak of the day.
This is just a one night transit stop to break our journey.
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.
After leaving Seville we quickly travelled across to Badajoz on the Spanish - Portuguese border. After the plains around Seville the Autovia rose quickly up onto a range of low mountains then gradually through hills covered with olive trees under which we saw the odd sheep, then gradually on down to paddocks with the famed black iberico pigs eating away. Some farms are able to graze the pigs on ...
... on checking out a few 11 kilometers west of Evora.
Our Lonely Planet is a bit sketchy on where exactly they are so we jogged over to the tourist information office again. "Oh, just follow the road signs for 'Lisbon' and you'll find more directions along the way", the woman there advised. The unsatisfied looks on our faces must have been noticed because she then reached under her counter and pulled out ...