Quinta De Santo Antonio
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... is new and the people who run it are very friendly and helpful. They recommended a good restaurant last night and again for tonight.
When we returned from a nice Italian meal, Miguel and Maria, the owners of the hostel opened up a bottle of champagne which was a lovely gesture. We drank a toast to them with Gita and Walter, two German pilgrims we met a couple of days ago. The end of a good day.
... on the waterways as the sun came up. We passed fields of tomatoes, cabbages, sugarcane and peppers in addition to many vineyards. Then as the day became hotter, it was a question of putting one foot on front of the other. As a final twist, the final two miles into Santarem was a steep uphill climb. It's an old Roman town where Julius Caesar had his administrative centre for this ...
Monday morning we left Camping Turiscampo on the Western Algarve, joined the motorway, heading due north, so you could almost say we are on our way home despite still having several more weeks yet to go. Our journey of just over 200 miles used the congestion free motorways and was straightforward, with Camping Alentejo situated alongside the road a short distance beyond the small village of Evoramonte. With just 30 pitches in a rural setting this is more our type of site ...
Along border with Spain there are numerous garrison towns
built into old fortifications designed to protect Portuguese territory through
the centuries from an often unfriendly neighbor. The most significant one is named
Elvas and is located in the Alentejo region above the Guadiana River which
forms the border between the two countries for part of the distance southwards
to the Atlantic. My ...
... Badajoz, it does have loads of old buildings but it is very dirty, lots of rubbish in the streets and they smell like sewage in places. Our hotel is nice enough and there are the remains of an old fortress in the city which we walked around.
Another hot day, not sure of the temperature but feels like early 30's again in the peak of the day.
This is just a one night transit stop to break our journey.