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... shops around the country as there is of bars in Spain. The Portuguese even eat cakes and other sweets thing for breakfast. I recall that when I was growing up in Yonkers our Portuguese neighbors Ben and Fernanda who lived across the street used to eat cake for breakfast. I thought that was pretty awesome, but my suggestion that we try it didn’t fly with my parents. Most Portuguese pastries have a certain similarity. Regardless of shape, cooking ...
Continuing with my travels for this year, my next friend to visit was Zach. He was nearing the end of his three month stay in Portugal while his girlfriend was studying abroad there for the semester.
That Friday night, Zach met me at our hostel in Lisbon and took me out to a market-esque food place and we made a beeline for the sangria and seafood. And then ...
... view of the River at sunrise. Then we head to the Belem Neighborhood. This is quite a historical area. We start with the Tower of Belem which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with the Monestary of Jeronimos) because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries. It was built in the early 16th century and is known as Portuguese Manueline style which is very ornate and influenced Portuguese ...
... 8221; hotel, we headed out for
lunch and ended up with an interesting octopus and rice dish. It was very good,
but there is something about tentacles on your plate that can be a little discomforting.
So we finished with a lovely pastry – there seems to be a bakery every block or
We had a great walk through town in the afternoon, and
fended off the rain with umbrellas and a ...
... though it was started in the 1500s, building and restoration work has continued throughout the centuries. The monastery was cared for by monks from the Order of Jerome until 1834 when all religious orders were disbanded and the government claimed the monastery.
The stone cravings in the monastery are beautiful and very delicate. Some craved stone looks like lattice. Many pillars have carved sea monsters on them. Other stone ...