Hotel Dom Luis
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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.
... had a marrow soup. We both chose the suckling pig for our main. The meat had been pulled from the pig, covered with the crisped skin then compressed, reheated then cut into 10 cm squares. These food dishes represent the best of local food. We accompanied the meal with wine; Helen having a lovely verdehlo and I had a temperanillo - Hablo no silencio (the sound of silence). It was a truly memorable day. ...
... lintel above the entrance reads Nůs ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos Per the translation at its side, it says; “We bones that are here, we are waiting for your's"
Oddly though, we were not totally creeped out by the chapel. No one else seemed to be either. Perhaps because it seemed impersonal, in sharp contrast to the bones of the murder victims in the skull tower memorial at the ...
... walls were built in the 16th and 17th C, on previous Moorish defences.
There is also a castle which has some bits of its Moorish walls left.
The fort was Wellington's base, during the Peninsula War, for the assault on Badejoz(just over the ...
... car park.
Luckily just 300m back down the road we had seen signs for what looked like a Municipal campsite.
We decided to walk back down the road and have a look. It looked very basic, but there was one British MH there, so we stopped to talk to them. The site cost 14e per night inc. electricity, so we decided to give it a go. Elvas is a World heritage Sight that we particularly wanted to see