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Travel Blogs from Campo Maior
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 ...
... we paid 2.60 E to get in. We went
to see the cistern first. It is 30 feet high and and 150 feet long. It was
about half full and had a little boat in it. The echo was fun. The castle
needed a large cistern to be able to have a 6 months supply of water in case of
a long siege. The castle is in good repair. We spent about an hour climbing up
towers to look at the amazing views.
After visiting the castle, we acrossed ...
was interesting to see how the blocks of stone were fitted in to then huge
rocks of the island to make the foundation.
The rest of the trip went well as we skirted the border
of Spain. As we got nearer to our destination we started a travel odyssey going
on roads that were once paved or should be, winding through small village
neighborhoods. We suspect that Ms Garmin is trained to follow the shortest
... found shady spots to paint the picture-postcard scenes of the village.
We visited the citadel in the early afternoon and just before sundown, we got a good workout walking up and down the quaint lanes and city walls.
We enjoyed a fabulous traditional meal of lamb and pork and migas, a tasty mixture of potatoes, bread, bell peppers and herbs. A lot more meat than we would ordinarily choose, but very tasty.
Other places to stay in Campo Maior
Av. Dos Combatentes Da Grande Guerra, Campo Maior | 3 star hotelfrom $84