We spent a few days in a casa de campo (country house) not too far from the coast, where we could experience a bit more of the Alentejo, in the middle of its vast open countryside of hills and plains, cork oaks and big country houses, its hot weather and clear star-filled nights.
|A typical Alentejo scenery|
|A small selection of what you can see at the Museu da Farinha|
|I just stopped mid-track and had to quickly sketch this quaint little church|
Luckily the hotel our country house was attached to had a swimming pool with beautiful parasols, so we could enjoy the hot afternoons chaparro-syle.
|Under these parasols, it almost felt like we were in the tropics|
|Not easy to get proportions right when lying down in a hammock|