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... noon we took to the streets.
We spend the early afternoon in the old town, just slowly strolling through little alleys and stores. The one downside about traveling with carry-on only is that you are very limited in your ability to shop, which is a real bummer for us woman, but it made the men smile.
The first church we visited today was the Santa Cruz Cathedral. There were about 6 people sitting inside the church, quietly praying and busy with ...
... Veronica and I told them they were welcome but we wanted to travel fist class. On the train they served drinks, I asked for water and when I also wanted a juice, they told me I could only have 1 drink. If I knew that I would have gone for the juice, but now I was stuck with the water. We had a lovely hot breakfast on the train. With all the transfers it took us about 3 hours to reach Coimbra.
Our hotel "Hotel Quinta Das Lagrimas" is a ...
... I love to travel!
Well, yesterday was also good, I went on a discovery tour, followed the Rio Montego westwards, and the bridge I crossed showed to be a dam: behind that, the river is not so deep anymore, and I could follow the river bank, walking on rocks and grasses, and there was a bigger rock just inviting me to sit ;-)
So I sat, made a little drawing, and had ...
... biz) that looks GREAT, going over a forest of bambous much more below, beautiful! And of course, with the sun getting through the leaves, even more beautiful. Well, you see, I do not need a lot to be happy ;-)
And when resting in front of a beautiful fountain, no sound except the water dripping and a bird sometimes... very peaceful!! I took my sketch book and started a ...
... university buildings are, of course, on the top of the hill. What a view from there! I passed the "Departamento de Matemática" and a lot of other Facultades (my favorite word is Facultad de Química ;-))
I had a little Meia de Leite in a student's café with an astonishing view on the Jardim Botánico below, but in a kind of a rain storm ;-) I will go back when the sun shines!
I found my new headquarters, the café Santa Cruz just ...