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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.
After leaving Seville we quickly travelled across to Badajoz on the Spanish - Portuguese border. After the plains around Seville the Autovia rose quickly up onto a range of low mountains then gradually through hills covered with olive trees under which we saw the odd sheep, then gradually on down to paddocks with the famed black iberico pigs eating away. Some farms are able to graze the pigs on ...
... br> towards the south wall. We found a small art gallery that was selling photos of
Marvoa. The photos included photos of the village in fog. Apparently, for much
of the year Marvoa is cloudy and foggy. Of course, we will always think of this
village as sunny. The photographer was attempting to document the effects of climate change on this quaint hilltop village.
We then walked the wall until we reached the street the
Pousada is ...
... This included attempted routes marked do not enter and
roads which seemed more appropriate for pedestrian traffic. As we passed a few
locals sitting on their front door thresholds drinking beer, the road was so
narrow they had to pick up their feet. When Ms Garmin tried to guide us up a “donkey
path” we relied on locals who pointed the other way to drive to the Pousada. We
declared that tomorrow would be a day of rest ...
... had had a long hot day and decided to lay low, enjoy light dinner in our comfortable room, play a hand of cards and turn in early.
July 12, 2014
MARV√O - Our favorite castle village in Alentejo
We just HAD to stay another day in this magical village perched so quaintly above the countryside. The booking.com website indicated our hotel Varanda do Alenjento was full but we asked Jorge ...
Other places to stay in Campo Maior
Av. Dos Combatentes Da Grande Guerra, Campo Maior | 3 star hotelfrom $84