SL Hotel Santa Luzia, Elvas
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July 10, 2014
EVORA to BORBA - 121 km
Hotel O Viajante €35, double including breakfast
One-Two-Six (Speedy) Sightseeing in Evora
... We really liked Elvas, a real working town with loads of history. As well as the fortifications there are lots of churches and narrow winding cobbled streets. On our way up to the main square a Police car passed at great speed, sirens blazing, as we ...
... the fees don't start until after the first town, Elvas, which was our destination.
We followed the instructions to the aire and passed through the 5 tier aqueduct!
We found the MH Aire which was in the Car park of a newish Intermarche (Have the French taken over all the Supermarkets in Europe?)
We did a big shop but as we were the only MH there we really didn't fancy spending the night in a ...
... tapas between meals. This city is very beautiful at night as the century old buildings are all lit up.
The next morning, off to Portugal. Bob had found a town on the map called Elvas about 4 hours away so we decided to head there. Rather than going on the toll road I found a two-lane highway that follows the toll road, sometimes crisscrossing it, and it turned out to be very scenic and almost deserted. Elvas was a complete surprise, like ...
... magpies flitting from tree to tree to name a few. In the next town of Silves, we stopped to stretch our legs and watched a huge Stork flying over our heads and then settle on its nest to feed its chick. Afterwards, we spotted storks all the time, either flying gracefully above us, or nesting on the roofs and the telegraph poles along the roadside, and their little chicks peeping over the top of the nest.
Our next stop was the municipality of Castro Verde the ...