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At Palace Hotel the money exchange office cheated me in giving me 300 Portuguese Escudos for 100 Pesetas. it should have been 350 Escudos One peseta at present is worth about 15 cents of our money and the Escudo less than 5 cents Dinner at Ritz costs 12 pesetas (table-d'hote)
Left Madrid 8:35 P.M sleeping car for Lisbon. Paid for 2 berths in sleeping car so as to make sure not to have a companion cost 60 pesetas or 60x15 = 9.00$ + ticket Shaky train but compartment is clean
May 7. At 6AM pass Arroya Malpartida rolling grazing lands and cork trees Pretty spring flowers. Coffee at Valencia de Alcantera
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station. Outgoing examination of baggage and outgoing examination of passport. Enter Portugal. Same undulating country cultivated in patches with rocks sticking out in places look like large tombstones At Valencia where I bought additional ticket for Lisbon when my Spanish kilometro - ticket ceases, tries to swindle me out of 5 Pesatos. The country-folk are differently dressed than in Spain. Women affect bright colors, bandanas on their head and bright handkerchiefs. Men have felt hats with low crown and large upturned brims - other wear knitted [[strikethrough]] kn [[/strikethrough]] night caps. More cork trees. The Tagus river near by & many sail boats. Carry lateen sails and a large forestay sail in addition. Most is stepped 1/3 forward
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