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Travel Blogs from Bardez
... br> (Did I mention my cousin actually lives on Sam Hill road? I did? Sorry...)
I was 16 and an absolute master at the Rubics cube. 30 seconds with my
eyes closed, hands behind my back while smoking a cigar and tapping out
the drum solo from In-A-Godda-Da-Vida . Multiply that by 4, add
pedestrians used to pedesting within an inch of their life, plus without
a doubt the most elaborate imbroglio of one way streets ever designed
Nelson, the hostel owner in Evora, told us about this must see place on the border of Spain and Portugal called Monsaraz. So we took a day trip from Evora to see it. Monsaraz is a place where the pictures will do just as much talking as this blog, so make sure to check them out. It was so unique and picture perfect! Since Nelson recommended Monsaraz to us, and showed us some pictures other guests have taken, we had to go see for ourselves. The bus ride from Evora ...
... here let alone crazy blonde women drivers!
Beja is the largish non-descript capital of Baixa Alentejo and seems to sport a small college population and we actually shared rhe castle area with someone else for a change - a out a half dozen college kids were loudly strutting around the castle grounds. It has a small impressive castle with a unique keep. It is the first Moorish castle we have ...
Enroute to Beja we stopped here to feed the kids a real lunch. The restaurant was a bit on the fancy side, mainly full of well-dressed middle aged women enjoying a good social hour...or two.
We tried traditional pork stew with garbanzo beans. The kids ate baked pullet and diced potatoes. They stuffed themselves. We also ...
After a hard day of castle hiking we arrived at Monsaraz just after dark. There are no cars allowed within the perimeter wall of this town except for loading and unloading only so after traversing several switch backs in the car we parked near the wall, grabbed our packs, and made the last 500m on foot. It was a leg burner after all the other hiking we did previously.
Inside the castle walls it looked like a ghost ...
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162, Belle Wista Wado, Sangolda, Bardez | 2 star resortfrom $16
Cobra Vaddo, Bardez | Resortfrom $31