Quinta Dos Avos
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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 ...
... fortifications which
supposedly represent some of the most advanced military technology of the
1600s, but there not much in the way of museums or exhibits on them. They’re
impossible to miss, though, since the center city is located entirely within
the massive fortifications, many of the flat areas they enclose now used as
parking lots on the town’s periphery.
Elvas also has a ...
The Alentejo is the region of Portugal south and east of Lisbon that stretches from the Atlantic to the Spanish border and almost all the way to the south coast, a region called Algarve. The Alentejo is hotter and drier than other parts of Portugal and resembles southern Spain in terms of climate, landscape, and human settlement. The villages tend to have whitewashed houses with orange tile roofs and many of them are located on hilltops ...
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 ...
Other places to stay in Campo Maior
Av. Dos Combatentes Da Grande Guerra, Campo Maior | 3 star hotelfrom $84