Pousada de Dom Joao IV - Vila Vicosa
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Travel Blogs from Vila Vicosa
... We really liked Elvas, a real working town with loads of history. As well as the fortifications there are lots of churches and narrow winding cobbled streets. On our way up to the main square a Police car passed at great speed, sirens blazing, as we ...
Although we were retracing our steps today, the back to front journey seemed different and quicker!
We stopped for lunch in the MH Aire at Zafra, with a French MH for company and then went across country to Badajoz, right on the Spanish/ Portugese border.
We proceeded into Portugal and remembered to put our watches BACK an hour, so we were the same time as at home. We used the Pay motorway, ...
... prepare whatever he would like using seafood. My meal consisted of several varieties of seafood in a delicious tomato cream sauce over a bed of french fries. We complemented our meal with a bottle of vino verde or green wine, a specialty in Portugal. The following day was spend exploring the fortress. Amazingly there were very few tourists. The following day we woke up to pouring down rain and wind, so we decided to stay an extra day to wait out the storm. ...
... magpies flitting from tree to tree to name a few. In the next town of Silves, we stopped to stretch our legs and watched a huge Stork flying over our heads and then settle on its nest to feed its chick. Afterwards, we spotted storks all the time, either flying gracefully above us, or nesting on the roofs and the telegraph poles along the roadside, and their little chicks peeping over the top of the nest.
Our next stop was the municipality of Castro Verde the ...
... I start a fire to warm the room and make a local pasta with mushrooms in a lemon sauce made with a lemon from the tree outside the door. That's just neat is all. We get an invite and go over for a visit with our hosts Magda and Henk (from Holland originally) at their main house - beautiful. We stay up later than normal talking with them and finally get to bed with hopes of a decent drive tomorrow to our next destination on our march south in ...
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