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... restored and extended mixing the ancient and the ultra modern really effectively. We go down to the pool for a while. When we go back to our room there is some complimentary food and a small bottle of port waiting for us as SLH members. I have mixed feelings about the port. I love port but on the other hand I at first thought it was red wine in which case I wouldn't have had to share it with Kathleen. Dinner at this Pousada is again very ...
... landscape looked like Central California along the coast.
From Portalegre, we climbed the mountain to Marvao on a very windy road. Marvao is an ancient Moorish castle town on top of the mountain that is very near the Spanish border and was used for centuries to protect the Portuguese against the Spanish. We parked at our charming little hotel and walked the town. We toured the Castelo Marvao and it's expansive grounds. It ...
villages are quite densely packed and usually on a topographically prominent
spot like a hill, while most of the countryside in between looks almost
unpopulated. In this respect the Alentejo is more similar to central and
southern Spain than it is to lusher more densely populated northwestern
Portugal where houses are more widely spread across the countryside.
The landscape in ...
... village about 5 miles away from Castelo de Vide on a much higher hill. From below the village and castle look impossibly high, but a road winds its way up the backside of the hill, and as in so many towns in Portugal you can drive right through the gate in the town walls and park inside (to defend your car from nighttime raids?) I hadn’t planned to stay in Marvao, but I was so taken by its stunning location and views that I decided ...
... a light lunch of soup. Joe's tomato soup had a poached egg in it.
We spent time around the Pousada which is really serene.It is amazing there are only three couples staying here (Friday night). We have struggled with internet since we arrived but a knowledgeable person showed us how to sign on. It is free but works only in the bar area. Tonight our dinner was again served by Jose. We are checking out tomorrow for Evora.