Hotel D.Joao Iii
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July 18 - Marvoa
This serene medieval village is dramatically set at 862
meters (2,828 feet) on the top of mountain facing Spain. Its 13th century walls
and 17th century buttresses make it an impregnable stronghold. The first known
inhabitants of the area were Roman, followed by the Moors whom King Dom Afonso
Henriques evicted with difficulty in 1166. The castle became an essential
stronghold for border control. ...
July 17 - Traveling to Marvoa
We left fairly early today, around 9:30, because we have
several stops to make. We made it out of town without a problem. A good sign.
Our first stop was the Roman ruins just south of Ciombra
in Conimbriga. This is the largest and most excavated Roman site in Portugal.
It was on the road between Lisbon and Braga. There is evidence that the Romans
inhabited the ...
... had had a long hot day and decided to lay low, enjoy light dinner in our comfortable room, play a hand of cards and turn in early.
July 12, 2014
MARV√O - Our favorite castle village in Alentejo
We just HAD to stay another day in this magical village perched so quaintly above the countryside. The booking.com website indicated our hotel Varanda do Alenjento was full but we asked Jorge ...
... a room for us in Bean town and then we ate some food at the hotel. made our way to the hotel this morning and found ourselves still waiting for a flight. After another 1 hour delay, we got on the plane. While we were waiting, heard this super annoying, stupid little dog barking. This dog's owner humanized him and he was terribly behaved. the owner walked it around and it bit the lady across from us!
After a 5 hour ...
... place, with Fran taking first with her blue cheese, chicken and bacon pizza. We offered to cook for everybody friday night, saying we would cook a roast. Lara gave us a duck and a chicken to roast, on top of all the veg. I have coked roasts before but never for 9 people so it was quite the chsllenge. I looked up some recipes ands decided to cook an orange and ginger chicken and duck with honey roasted vegetables. I made a rub and marinated the birds the nights before and then ...