Sleep was easy and sound last night. Breakfast wasn’t as abundant as it has been at other hotels but was made better with the addition of freshly squeezed orange juice. After a quick breakfast, we headed back into Evora…..thanks to last night’s walkabout, we now had a better idea of how the town’s laid out.
Evora is a protected World Heritage Site that was once a Roman settlement. We started our walk (once again) in the Praça do Giraldo. The fountain in this plaza originally was a water source for the town….being fed by an aqueduct running from the nearby hills.
The Porta de Dona Isabel…..one of the main portals into the old walled city.
Walking back down to the Praça de Giraldo, we passed a large eyewear shop. We stepped inside, waited our turn, then showed a young optician the parts of Craig’s glasses while explaining, “We have a problem.” The young man looked at the pieces before him, smiled and said, “We have a solution.” He took the parts to a backroom and a short while later returned with the mended spectacles……repaired at no cost. I’m starting to think that Craig doesn’t feel he’s truly seen a country until he finds out if his glasses can be fixed.
to pack up and head out toward the southern coast.
To paraphrase Willie Nelson……
On the road again Just can’t wait to get on the road again Goin’ places that I’ve never been Seein’ things that I may never see again And I can’t wait to get on the road again