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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.
... give them their distinctive taste. This area of Spain is called Extramadura- apart from the iberico ham, this province produces most of the bulls for the bullfights, and olives. After arriving in Badajoz Helen did a great job choosing where to stay. This city is very much provincial Spain with the town going very quiet through the siesta time but around 5.30 everything opens up again. This area had ...
... it is lined floor to ceiling with azulejos, the hand painted blue and white tiles. It didn't disappoint! The collection azueljos are from 1711, by the great master Antonio de Oliveira, and depict scenes from the life of Sao Lourenco Justiniano.
The church also had a crypt with a stack of bones, a gilded alter and 18th century paintings.
... Spain) and the Battle of Albuhera in 1811
We walked in to town and had a good look at the Aqueduto da Amoreira, which has 5 tiers of arches, built between 1498 and 1622. We then walked through one of the fort gates and up into the town. ...
... car park.
Luckily just 300m back down the road we had seen signs for what looked like a Municipal campsite.
We decided to walk back down the road and have a look. It looked very basic, but there was one British MH there, so we stopped to talk to them. The site cost 14e per night inc. electricity, so we decided to give it a go. Elvas is a World heritage Sight that we particularly wanted to see