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Travel Blogs from Évora
... ending with the scene of the manger next to the castle walls underneath a large star.
We looked in a couple of gift shops, pottery shop and a shop which had a range of gifts, liquors and handmade jams/chutneys; we bought a few before we left. There was also an art shop, the gentleman told us he and his wife were the artists, sculptors, pottery makes and everything was original, however we did not have £1000 for a painting to hand so ...
... and a chalked in 3 marks the most recently shorn trees, with the chalk numbers fading as the years pass and the cork re-grows. From the number of cork-oak tress we've seen in this country, we're guessing the Portuguese are not wanting the plastic-wine-cork craze to catch on!
We enjoyed our time in Evora and surrounds, albeit only for a day...
... male voice choir but looked like a group of youths on a pub crawl. We stopped to listen for a while before heading back.
Sunday 20th October
We went for a cycle ride today along a disused railway that has been made into an Ecopista. It's 30 kms long and takes you away from Evora through farmland and into the countryside. More cork trees as well as laurel and poplar. The old stations remain, gradually becoming more and more ruined.
... game of pool, before having dinner at the hotel restaurant. I had scrambled eggs with asparagus for entrée, pork with rice, chips and salad for main, and fruit salad for dessert. This meal could be best described as simply “okay”. We went to bed feeling disappointed with Evora, but this is officially a past time now, as we are back in Spain tomorrow. I hope to see you again then, goodbye for now and for the last time in ...
... the foot paths are made of broken off pieces of marble. A lot of the buildings also have tiles on their facades instead of plaster which makes for a rather lively appearance. The main square is large and is used as a car park these days. In one corner of the square is what would have been an impressive building in it's day but now is only used as a Repsol petrol station. Just around the corner from it is a large pond made ...
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