Category Archives: 03. March

Evora, (Portugal)

“Celtic Ebora: of the yew trees”, “Roman: Liberalitas Julia”, “Moorish: Yaburah” Our second objective for this weekend, the city of Evora after visiting the day before beautiful Elvas, the easternmost city along the border with Spain, and Badajoz right across the border, … Continue reading

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Badajoz, (Spain)

“Baṭalyaws, capital of the small Muslim kingdom the Taifa of Badajoz” Double the excitement for visiting a city completely not planned in the original plans for this weekend that turned out to be totally feasible and in turn, a great … Continue reading

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Elvas, (Portugal)

“Frontier fortress of Portugal”, “City of bastions and fortresses” Once again returning to beautiful Portugal, and for the many more trips to come hopefully in the near future. The plan for this weekend was something more off the beaten path … Continue reading

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Brescia, (Italy)

“Roman: Brixia”, “Leonessa d’Italia: The Lioness of Italy”, “The Falcon of Italy” At only 54 km east from Bergamo (our base), and the very same distance to Verona; the city of Brescia is greatly located in the most populated area of Italy, … Continue reading

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Bergamo and Crespi d’Adda, (Italy)

“Roman: Bergomum”, “The foothills of the Alps”, “Città dei Mille: City of the Thousand” Returning to Italy is always great; literally everywhere you go in this country is like visiting a museum. So much history at every turn that overwhelms anyone, … Continue reading

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Braga, (Portugal)

“Roman: Bracara Augusta”, “Cidade dos Arcebispos: Archbishop’s Town” At only 60 kilometres from Porto, this makes the perfect day out if you have the time after visiting Porto, or if you planned this trip on purpose. The city lies only … Continue reading

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Guimaraes, (Portugal)

“The birthplace of Portugal” At only 50 kilometres from Porto, this makes the perfect day out if you have the time after visiting Porto, or if you have planned this trip on purpose. The city lies only 20 kilometres east of … Continue reading

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Porto, (Portugal)

“Roman: Portus Cale”, “O Porto: The Port”, “A Cidade Invicta: The Unconquered City” Over 6 years have passed since our first and only time in this incredible city, and still not sure how so much time have passed to return … Continue reading

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