Quinta De Santo Antonio
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... since he was obviously travelling light, we offered him a seat and a drink for which he was most grateful. His English was very good, so we learned that due to pressure of his job in IT with Daimler/Mercedes Benz, as part of a year-long sabbatical he was undergoing an 8-week tour on his Honda Africa Twin, while his wife and 10-year old son are back in Stuttgart. She must be very understanding! He stayed a couple of nights during which we had conversations covering ...
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 ...
Well what an adventure we had trying to find our hotel in the historic part of Badajoz. Talk about a rabbit warren of one way streets and pedestrian only streets we went over to get to it! Marty had to literally drive up on the footpath in one street because they were so narrow - we didn't think there would be any hotel in these streets but yip sure enough we found it - eventually!
I can't say I'm too ...
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.
... dark past during the Spanish Civil War. Over 4000 supporters of the Republican cause being murdered by the Nationalist Army and Moroccan irregulars. It's acknowledged as the beginning of a very bloody part of Spanish history.
So far this trip has been a continuation of sightseeing, eating and drinking. That night I had a risotto with cubed liver on top - absolutely soft and delicious ...