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Oct 29, 2018 - Elvas

The next stop was inland and 15 kms from the Spanish border where more history waited to be explored in Elvas but sadly, the “King had left the building”. Oh,well! The spelling was close. The drive passed through country so similar to Australia's that we automatically kept our eyes peeled for kangaroos. Temperatures hovered around 16-19C, traffic was scarce and the wind blew like hell especially as we crossed the Vasco Da Gama bridge. That amazing structure is over 17 kms long and named after the 15th C explorer. The garrison border town's...

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Sep 18, 2016 - WOOFing No. 8, Elvas, Portugal

After a 6 hour bus ride north, about one third of the way up Portugal near the Spanish border, we arrived at Elvas (pronounced Elvash) for our first Portugal WOOFing experince. An American lady and a Swedish man, together with their 11 year old son Thor, had bought a run down and neglected 10 hectare olive and orange farm just over a year ago and they are trying to resurrect it. Miranda is a novel editor and Krister is a book illustrator and these jobs they continue to do online to bring in an income while they wait for the olive harvest in...

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