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Travel Blogs from Évora
... to the archway to get in to the village and the streets were narrow and cobbled, the walls were old and white and we wandered along the fort wall till we came to a street with a statue at the top with clothing on it, we thought it was showing what life would have been like many years ago. It was only when we came across more and one was a shepherd with his sheep, then we realised it was a full size nativity scene, which was dotted through all ...
... and a chalked in 3 marks the most recently shorn trees, with the chalk numbers fading as the years pass and the cork re-grows. From the number of cork-oak tress we've seen in this country, we're guessing the Portuguese are not wanting the plastic-wine-cork craze to catch on!
We enjoyed our time in Evora and surrounds, albeit only for a day...
... male voice choir but looked like a group of youths on a pub crawl. We stopped to listen for a while before heading back.
Sunday 20th October
We went for a cycle ride today along a disused railway that has been made into an Ecopista. It's 30 kms long and takes you away from Evora through farmland and into the countryside. More cork trees as well as laurel and poplar. The old stations remain, gradually becoming more and more ruined.
... to compare what we’d seen of Spain and Portugal. From what we could gather, Spain has better food, better weather and more attractive people. Portugal on the other hand has better English speaking people, cheaper prices and a much more Eastern European like language. Spain has an easier language, but many more gypsies in the cities, whereas Portugal has much nicer more friendly people, but has more aggressive drivers.
We had ...
... thing worse than driving to Evora in 40C heat, then it is driving to Evora and not seeing it.
Eventually, we made it back to the villa at gone seven in the evening, where we tried to evaluate the day. The first part had gone really well; Alcacer was beautiful; Wanda's stories had been interesting and informative. We were genuinely fond of Wanda and her eccentricities, but the drive back had been a bit of a mission.
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- Wheelchair accessibility