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Travel Blogs from Évora
... hurry I can catch a bus going by on the highway. So I’m faced with the a choice: catch a bus before it gets too late, or explore this fascinating town and worry about transportation later.
I choose the latter. I'm a sucker for aqueducts, and Elvas has the King of all Aqueducts—a four tiered, long one that snakes across a grassy valley. I know that if I don’t explore this town properly, it will haunt me ...
Left today for Evora - picked up a hire car which always seems to take forever and getting out of the city was quite hair raising! Thank goodness for the GPS. Oh and it was a manual car, too. The country side of this section of Spain was much the same as before; olive trees as far as the eye could see. Once we crossed the border into Portugal, there were cork trees as far as the eye could see (Portugal has almost 7,000 squ kms. under cultivation) and their trunks ...
No visit for you Faro. We drove directly to Evora, making a quick lunch break in Mértola, a charming village with a church that features mosque like details. The only other tourists were a large group of polish people. The road from Mértola to Evora reinforced the Alentejan scenery on our minds. Olive and cork trees, wheat fields and storks, the ...
Had breakfast with Nick before he left for Madrid to catch up with a friend for a few days. He has been great company; so easy to get along with and a wonderful sense of humour! He has done all the hard yards looking after us!! After Nick left at 11am we visited Triana, which was once Seville's gypsy quarter - it was OK, nothing more. We then visited the Museum of the Fine Arts. Interesting, and a wonderful ceiling in the central section. Andrew and Bruce then went to ...
... And in the evening walked and walked. Saw the enormous cathedral and the temple to Diana at the high point. Once a Roman town but taken back by the Portuguese and so the architecture is old Portuguese. Had a couple of very welcome beers in the square and then a good light meal at a nearby cafe. €6 meal including a glass of very good local wine and ...
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