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... to get ready for an included activity - a fado concert. A fado performance is unique to Coimbra and is a musical style "invented" by students at the university. It consists of a singer, or singers, and an ensemble of guitarists which includes a mandolin type instrument which is unique to Portugal, the Portugese guitar. The songs they sing are about leaving the university, serenades for girlfriends, freedom and liberty etc. Some are very famous and are ...
... still active today -- in the garden of which Ines (of Peter and Ines fame) was reportedly murdered. Her blood is said to have nurtured the olive trees still growing in the compound today. Anyway, the hotel was a slice of history, with all it's 19th century charm intact, with large drawing rooms, a library, large verandahs, and water gardens. We joked that we could picture 19th century English nobility wintering there, being waiting on hand ...
... we hired bikes to ride to the beach. Unfortunately Portos beaches are nothing on Australia's but on the plus side cocktails on the beach are cheap and like in Spain they pour spirits loosely freehand so cocktails were rocket fuel for the ride back to town. As like your typical tourists we did sights, got lost, got offered marijuana, spent too much and where overwhelmed by the smell of salted cod in supermarkets. Love B ...
Leaving Obidos we saw our first cork trees. Cork, almond and olive trees became a familiar part of the landscape as we moved north to Coimbra.
Coimbra was the birthplace of six Portuguese kings and the seat of Portugal’s oldest university. The Romans found the city of Ammonium and an important Moorish center. In 1064 Ferdinand the Great of Castile captured the city. As the Portuguese drove the Moors ...
... when it arrived congratulated ourselves for how clever we were... exactly what we ordered! Then, of course, we had to stretch or luck by asking for another glass so Maddi and i could share a lemonade - we ended up with a huge sausage roll thing! Don't ask me! Clearly something was lost in translation. We had to stop ourselves from laughing hysterically And decide who would eat the sausage roll so we didn't offend them. The mall ...