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... short drive today, we took some time to visit another nearby castle in Mourao, only 6 k from the Spanish border. Must have seen some serious nasty fighting centuries ago. Visiting these old fortifications/ castles/towns ... Must have been a tough life. Lunch was a picnic out side the Mourao castle on one of the smaller outer walls mostly crumbled now. Dinner at the resort was very nice, eating a little bit to much and not enough ...
July 16, 2014
BELVER to BEJA, 175 km
Hotel Bejense €39.60 ($52.62) double, including a great breakfast
Rolling Hills and Not Much Else
Previously unbeknownst to us, Belver is in a peaceful setting above the lazy flowing Tejo river.
Casa Covao da Abitureia is on the banks of the river would have been a great place to ...
... driving to the Lidl. We wanted so see one a little more complete than the windmill ruins we saw the day prior. We had to walk though a gypsy tent camp to get to it. They were very poor and had tarps for tents and horses. They didn't have a water source or car. We left after a brief "hello".
It wasn't until we left Serpa the next day that we remembered that we wanted to see the antique watch museum. Next time...
After breakfast we were bused to Vila Vicosa to see a beautiful palace of the last king of Portugal. He was assassinated in 1908. After that Portugal was no longer a monarchy. My leg was hurting, so I stayed in the nunnery for about an hour. It is actually a hotel now, but it was once a nunnery. I had cappuccino in the garden. It was lovely. We also visited a marble museum and the Portuguese equivalent of ...
We started cooking around 11 AM and then enjoyed a lunch of the items we learned to cook. I especially enjoyed the swordfish. After lunch we took the bus and drove southeast. We stopped at a little pottery place and then toured a winery. After the wine tasting we went to a hilltop town Monsaraz and had a lovely dinner watching the ...
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