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villages are quite densely packed and usually on a topographically prominent
spot like a hill, while most of the countryside in between looks almost
unpopulated. In this respect the Alentejo is more similar to central and
southern Spain than it is to lusher more densely populated northwestern
Portugal where houses are more widely spread across the countryside.
The landscape in ...
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 ...
... t say I'm too impressed with Badajoz, it does have loads of old buildings but it is very dirty, lots of rubbish in the streets and they smell like sewage in places. Our hotel is nice enough and there are the remains of an old fortress in the city which we walked around. Another hot day not sure of the temperature but feels like early 30's again in the peak of the ...
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 ...