A lonely village (Alentejo - Portugal)

A lonely village

[January, 2012] We spent the New Year’s day in a small village recommended in my guidebook.

It is called Mertola in Alentejo, Portugal, and located close to Spain.

There is a castle on top of the hill and white walled houses are surrounding it.

And the village itself is surrounded by a river, which is very pretty.

But the weather turned cloudy and the hotel room was cold, and very few people were around, so we felt rather lonely here.

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