0121 I'm a sucker for aqueducts (Por 010—new)

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When I get to the bus station in Elvas, I’m told that there are no buses leaving from that terminal to Spain.  However, if I hurry I can catch a bus going by on the highway.  So I’m faced with the a choice: catch a bus before it gets too late, or explore this fascinating town and worry about transportation later.

 I choose the latter.  I'm a sucker for aqueducts, and Elvas has the King of all Aqueducts—a four tiered, long one that snakes across a grassy valley.  I know that if I don’t explore this town properly, it will haunt me later…

  I take my videoclip next to the aqueduct and then head up to the gateway of the city.  I climb up the wall for a better view… It’s a beautiful little town, perched high above the surrounding hills.

  I spot a castle at the other end of town that beckons me.

The castle has a plaque that tells of the battles that took place here against the Moors centuries ago.  Clearly Elvas was a very strategic town back in the days…

Then it starts pouring down rain--so I duck into a bar to figure out what to do next.  Everybody I ask gives me contradictory information on catching a bus to Spain--most of them point me back to the bus station I originally came from... and a cab will cost me a good 25 Euros...

Oh, what the hell, just do it... do something crazy and create some memories...

And so I do, with my pack and my guitar, a storm cloud to my left and another to my right, I set off on foot into the dusk the 20 or so kilometers to Badajoz, Spain...

 I follow the wall around the town once more… past farmland and forest… I spot another aqueduct off in the distance just as light is fading…


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