SL Hotel Santa Luzia, Elvas
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... is new and the people who run it are very friendly and helpful. They recommended a good restaurant last night and again for tonight.
When we returned from a nice Italian meal, Miguel and Maria, the owners of the hostel opened up a bottle of champagne which was a lovely gesture. We drank a toast to them with Gita and Walter, two German pilgrims we met a couple of days ago. The end of a good day.
... on the waterways as the sun came up. We passed fields of tomatoes, cabbages, sugarcane and peppers in addition to many vineyards. Then as the day became hotter, it was a question of putting one foot on front of the other. As a final twist, the final two miles into Santarem was a steep uphill climb. It's an old Roman town where Julius Caesar had his administrative centre for this ...
... with its pavements paved with small chunks of marble, Evoramonte, and Evora, designated a Unesco world heritage site. It is on sites like these that you are more likely to meet interesting people and this has been the case over the last few days. First of all, was Ivan from Germany on his motorbike who paused beside our pitch to ask about the direction of the sun since like us he was finding the 40 degree temperatures too hot. Anyhow he pitched his small tent next to ...
... started out
as a fortress during the 500 years of Moorish rule before the Christian
reconquest, a few nice squares, and churches.Probably the most impressive site in town, though, is the Aqueduto de Amoreira, an aqueduct several miles long designed to transport water to the town from a source in the nearby hills. It crosses the valley as it approaches town in four stories of massive arches. I tend to associate ...
... 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 day.
This is just a one night transit stop to break our journey.