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... matter, we quite enjoyed stumbling across churches and found a wonderful building that contained cenotaphs to past heroes of Portugal but was also a magnificent building. Luckily for us, there was a group of musicians playing in this wonderful place and we spent some time listening and enjoying what turned out to be a highlight of our visit to Lisbon, all by accident or chance.
On with our accidental tourism we came across the Fado music museum, free ...
... tourists have stopped there, people think it is an attraction and then the whole area is constantly occupied by tourists. The locals find it amusing, as they think it is just two ugly posts! It just shows how much architecture they must take for granted! Even the posts had carvings in the stone!
So as you can tell by my story for this blog, my Lisbon trip was quite random. I really just wandered about and admired the street art, architecture or just sat around ...
From our Cruise Log
Friday, April 5, 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal
10:27 Pilot Embarked
11:46 Safely Docked
23:00 Vessel Undocked
Lisbon, Portugal According to legend, Ulysses himself established Lisbon. Scholars and less romantically inclined observers argue that Phoenicians sailors were probably the first settlers – and it is true they were the first documented visitors. Later explorers spurred by Henry the ...
... tour, but missed it, whoops! So we then decided to do a day trip to Sintra. I should describe Dwayne - Dutch South African parents living in Mozambique, loves his country and is very passionate about it. Although knows its obviously a dangerous place. He went to school in South Africa. He's white :) in the line to get train tickets someone actually said to him - 'you're from Mozambique, how come you're white?' It reminded me of Mean Girls. 'Oh my god, you can't just ask someone ...
After the tour the next step was to check out the market and try some Portuguese food. The market was nothing to write home about, but they did have some great collector’s items. Some of the ...
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