Palacio Arteaga Hotel
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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.
I am writing this from a small room above the Cafe Comodor in the city of Porto. We have just had the most succulent roast pork roll and bottle of vino verdhe from a special (local knowledge) cafe, recommended by Joao, our landlord. We arrived in Porto after five days exploring the south central rural Alentejo region. From Lisbon we drove to the medieval walled town of Evora, then to the tiny village of potters called Sao Pedro do Corval. Here ...
... 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. ...
... short drive today, we took some time to visit another nearby castle in Mourao, only 6 k from the Spanish border. Must have seen some serious nasty fighting centuries ago. Visiting these old fortifications/ castles/towns ... Must have been a tough life. Lunch was a picnic out side the Mourao castle on one of the smaller outer walls mostly crumbled now. Dinner at the resort was very nice, eating a little bit to much and not enough ...
... in Holland.
Next, we visited site #2) a solitary stone, the Monte dos Almendres Menhir, about a 500 meter walk from the parking area.
Finally, after another short drive we got to site #1) the Almendres Megalithic site. For me, this was most impressive. It is a collection ...