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Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture

After a couple of days on the Azorian island of Terceira, on Monday I took a ferry to Pico. Flying would probably have been quicker (if more expensive) but I fancied a seven hour mini-cruise instead, stopping at a couple … Continue reading

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Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores

By the way, in case any readers aren’t aware, the titles of my entries for UN world heritage sites are taken directly from the UNESCO listing. In this case it all seems to have got a bit wordy. As previously trailed, I flew from … Continue reading

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A tile museum and an impulse ticket purchase

Having managed two monasteries in one day I had a day spare in Lisbon (since the hostel bed was already paid for) so I spent a good part of the day at the Museum of Azulejos – ceramic tiles. The … Continue reading

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Monastery of Batalha

After visiting the Alcobaca monastery I went back to the bus station and bought a ticket for the half hour local bus journey to Batalha, but the bus was either very late or I somehow missed it. However, on enquiring of another … Continue reading

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Monastery of Alcobaça

Wednesday saw me travel back up to the middle of Portugal (by bus this time) to visit two monasteries on one day. I realise that taking a day trip from Lisbon (two hours each way) is rather perverse, but after a … Continue reading

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Convent of Christ in Tomar

Hello [tap, tap] can you hear me? I’m coming to you today, in my best BBC accented crackly radio voice, from the island of Terceira in the Azores. However, I’m three monasteries behind on mainland Portuguese heritage sites, so you’ll have … Continue reading

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Historic Centre of Évora

I left my hostel in Lisbon for a night to take a bus eastwards to Evora, arriving in intense mid-afternoon heat and spending the next three hours in a fortuitously found airconditioned hotel room. It was still energy sapping when I ventured … Continue reading

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