Quinta de Sao Thiago
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We hiked up to Palacio Nacional de Sintra, which we could see from our hotel's restaurant, with it's two conical shaped chimneys protruding occasionally out of the mist rolling in and out like the tide. We took the steepest way ...
... so Monica´s father, who owns a taxi company, assigned a taxi driver to take us to Sintra, Cascais and Lisbon in order for us to avoid the hassle of transportation. Luis (or "Lulu," as we called him), was an absolute angel of God. He is a sweet gentleman with a contagious laugh and a heart as enourmous as the big, blue sea. Our first stop of the trip was Sintra, a beautiful mountainous city that overlooks all of Portugal. Of course we had to try traditional ...
... ruin, as it is in one piece and painted different colours. It began with a Monastery on the site dating back to the 14th century, which was frequented by the Royals for important ceremonies over two centuries. However it was mostly destroyed by the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. It was undertaken by King Ferdinand to build a grand summer palace for the Royal Family, which was then completed over 16 years.
... we find a bustling room filled with long tables and benches, most of which were occupied. The walls are covered with framed news articles and the shirts of cyclists who are obviously locals and winners. We pass by a cooler on our way to a seat on the far side, not understanding its purpose or the routine of lunch prep. As soon as we sit, a bottle of red wine and a bottle of 7-Up are plunked down in front of us and two tumblers. We nod our heads in acceptance and manage ...
The Convention finished up yesterday and closing ceremony was fantastic with an outstanding final speech by Sakuji Tanaka of his year as R I President. A truly outstanding man of peace and humility.
The entertainment was again great which left everyone on a high and ready to move on to Sydney next ...