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  • Day17

    The best Estremoz has to offer

    May 31, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 57 °F

    After a few relaxing and totally enjoyable days with my friend Verner it is time to set off home via a different route.
    We stopped at Silves and walked up to the pretty castle. I got talking to a classical guitarist who was playing outside for coins. We chatted for a good twenty minutes, he is Australian.
    We stopped for lunch at MC Donald's which had about fifty motorcycles outside. It was great.
    Tonight we have ended up in a five star hotel because every other in the area is booked by the motorcyclists who are part of a ride up Portugal, there are thousands of them and we enjoyed having them going past beeping and waving to us in our little car. http://www.les-a-les.com The hotel we found is a thirteenth century castle pousada called Castelo de Estremoz at the top of a cobbled hill. Four poster beds and expensive antiques in every room.
    We walked down the hill into town for a meal and came across a religious ceremony so we joined the procession to the church then went and found a restaurant. It looks a nice town.
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