Pousada de Dom Joao IV - Vila Vicosa
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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.
... smaller in those days. The small villages, like Sao Pedro, are very pretty, but inexorably fading. There's a dwindling population here, eighty percent of them elderly. There is eager life in the playground of the tiny primary school, and chatter in the street around 3.30 or 4pm when school turns out, but other than that, quietness. You realise that the youth have left, and families are going once their children become youths. The streets ...
... give them their distinctive taste. This area of Spain is called Extramadura- apart from the iberico ham, this province produces most of the bulls for the bullfights, and olives. After arriving in Badajoz Helen did a great job choosing where to stay. This city is very much provincial Spain with the town going very quiet through the siesta time but around 5.30 everything opens up again. This area had ...
Got to our stop for the night before heading north. Had been told to come see Monsaraz. It is well worth the visit. Wondered around the castle and old fortifications. Staying down in the valley at Horta da Mjoura. Very quite place , nice relaxing time at the pool once we checked in. Not to be confused with horse de moura!, silly Tomtom ... 13 k's away and in a tiny town, and not much more than a shack, but not open anyways. Since it ...
... lintel above the entrance reads Nůs ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos Per the translation at its side, it says; “We bones that are here, we are waiting for your's"
Oddly though, we were not totally creeped out by the chapel. No one else seemed to be either. Perhaps because it seemed impersonal, in sharp contrast to the bones of the murder victims in the skull tower memorial at the ...