- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... like the ones in Segovia, Spain and Nimes, France with the Romans, but this one was built over many decades leading up to its completion in 1622.
The scenery is the Alentejo is somewhat closer to my
expectations of what Portugal looks like, a rolling plain with occasional
hills, mostly open grazing land with widely spaced short cork oak and holm oak
trees that make it look like a park, many olive groves, ...
Well what an adventure we had trying to find our hotel in the historic part of Badajoz. Talk about a rabbit warren of one way streets and pedestrian only streets we went over to get to it! Marty had to literally drive up on the footpath in one street because they were so narrow - we didn't think there would be any hotel in these streets but yip sure enough we found it - eventually!
I can't say I'm too ...
... that - SLOG ON!
Saw a few colourful butterflies, red, orange and white ones, but they don't sit still for photos and a few bugs including a spider with a bug for a feed but a bit of a game with him. Put the camera near the flower he takes his bug to the bottom of the flower, wait a minute and he's back. Did this a couple of time but nailed him eventually. And saw something else I never seen before......olive ...
... of the road. No mistake and seriously the village is so tidy I assume they want to keep it that way without the "Camino graffiti". Yesterday being some sort of holiday there are old fashioned street sweepers out. Yes! I mean men with brooms and buckets cleaning up the mess from yesterday. No mechanical sweeper here. We ask where the bar is open, they say none and indicate they are all sleeping. We laugh, sigh and move on to find a tiny bar open on the edge of ...
... to eat out. Food is good here just the variety we had last year is not on offer. The VDLP is so different to the Frances in so many ways.
Gentle stroll today over simple undulations. Farming wheat, olive groves and grape vines mostly. Farmers in the fields, tractors active, dirt roads. For my Camino family reading this, it is similar to places on the MesÚta. Just gentle and relaxing. The 'wildflowers' (we cultivate them, they are weeds here) ...