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... as one steps into the hotel. Later over night cap we learn that the hotel is still in renovation since purchase by Intercontinental. Walls are fake. A large bar and dining room were being revealed July 15th and then a large lobby with sitting area will cover other side of hotel.
Our room was not going to be ready until 2 p.m. Since only 9 a.m. we decided to explore the present dining room where all are meals were going to be served. ...
... Walked around some narrow, very old streets to catch my breath. GPS says turn right. Holy ****. I mean seriously??? The street I had to go on was even steeper than the one I just climbed. As a matter of fact, they had a funicular that ran in the middle of it, which is how the sane people with a rail pass do it. In addition, it was cobblestone, which is murder on my feet with the toe shoes.
So here goes. Took me about 10 minutes to climb it. Had to stop ...
... we are supposed to, and try not to care too much about anyone else! We have enjoyed the company of the others and I have made a Facebook group for the tour so people can share their photos etc. Lisbon hasn't excited us much. Our included tour was supposed to show us the highlights, but if they were the highlights there is obviously not much to do in Lisbon! These are a few of the highlights: Jeronimos Monastery - construction began in the 16th century and ...
Despite Brian being out on his photo safari the previous night until almost midnight, we rose quite early the next morning as he had to move the car to a secure parking area before 8am when one has to pay for street parking. What a transformation! The crowds, the cars, the buses, the traffic jams - they'd all disappeared. Apart from the odd driver or pedestrian, the streets were deserted. Maybe we hadn't made such a big mistake after ...
... pastries at Casa Pasteis De Belem. Cannot have enough of those sweet little things!
Beachfront restaurant - finally check
We grabbed some lunch at one of those cafes facing the beach and tried white wine sangria for the first time. It was delicious and yellow in color, unlike the dark colored red sangria.
After missing few exits on our way back to the rental location we made ...