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Red-faced comedian Tom O'Connor is on the bill tonight. His show should round off what has been a pleasant day in the Azores, the first stop on our journey across the Atlantic. The weather has been dry and bright, much better than the last time we came here when rain and low cloud prevented us from seeing the crater lakes. ...
... played an important role in several
The castle walls completely encloses the village of white-washed
houses, a Pousada, and several small hotels. Built by King Dinis in about 1299,
the castle dominates the village. The castle has spectacular views south, west
towards the Serra de Sao Mamede, and east to Spain.
We left the Pousada to visited the castle this morning.
When we arrived yesterday, it ...
... the second century BC. By 25 BC, the town had baths, a
forum, and aqueducts. The finest buildings were built in the 2nd and 3rd
centuries AD. One of the largest houses discovered in the Western Roman Empire
is located here. It was built around an ornamental pool built in a colonnaded
garden. The floor mosaics of this house were well preserved and very beautiful.
We enjoyed seeing the riuns. We wondered how ...
... 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 ...