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Santiago do Cacem and Evora – Day 17
Wednesday 29th July 2009 – Portugal
I woke up early this morning and wanted to get to the Info place first thing. I was hoping today would be the day when i could begin to enjoy myself a little again. First, though, i made my way to the tourist information office where the girl was waiting to help me, i hoped.
I spent nearly 2 hours there in the end as the girl phoned around everywhere trying to sort it all out. It turns out nobody deals with moneygram, except for one bank in Portugal. All post offices deal in Western Union. So i left with a guarantee that a bank in the next town would help me.
A bit of a drive and i was there. Got the money without any problems in a bank in Santiago do Cacem, and decided to proceed to the next place, Evora. With money, food and fuel, i was feeling a lot better.
The roads to Evora were almost desert-like, with dusty planes and temperatures in the late 30s, so the campsite in Evora was a very welcome sight. It was very sheltered and the swimming pool was so nice. As the card was going to take a while i didn’t really know what to do the next couple of weeks. I spent the afternoon swimming and sunbathing.
I also drove into Evora, which is a beautifully preserved Roman Castle built around white-washed buildings with narrow streets. I wanted to see it in more detail but i knew i couldn’t really stay where i was. The cost of the campsite wasn’t cheap and the money wouldn’t last long here. I had to find somewhere else.
Played my guitar most of the evening.
Written by Daniel Stevens,
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