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... the males were having a great time showing off!
We left there and strolled down the hill via the Alfama district. The Alfama District dates back to the 6th and 8th century. The streets are narrow and wind around. Many places have not been restored so you get a pretty good feel of what life was like back then. It survived the 1755 earthquake and has a strong Moorish influence.
From there we went by metro ...
For me, no matter how much I plan, study etc. there is still the initial feeling of WTF!!! when I go out of the USA. Crazy stuff that no one ever talks about. Here are some of the challenges I have faced so far on this trip.
- The inherent awfulness of US air carriers. I don't want to get started on it - but I will say the people at the airports and on the planes try as hard as they can, but they are fighting ...
... into the city we went under the 25th of April Bridge. This bridge spans the Tagus and is named for the date in 1974 when a bloodless revolution restored democracy by overthrowing the regime of Antonio Salazar. In an interesting turn of events, the bridge was actually constructed by Salazar in 1966 and employed the same engineering principles as used to construct the Golden Gate Bridge.
Prior to passing under the bridge we also ...
... were the best of all. Our favorite discovery in the underground tunnels was a 27-meters deep well with a spiral staircase carved along the walls of the well's interior. We climbed the staircase to get aboveground, but agreed we liked the subterranean exploration better, so descended again to continue "spelunking" through the gardens.
We didn't really want to leave the imaginarium of Sintra, and ...
... the difference. Meat, chicken, and fish form the triumvirate of standard entrees in Portugal. The servers do not ask how you would like your meat cooked (mostly medium well), you get what you get, and it is usually delicious. For sides, I hope you enjoy french fries, because they come with everything. From the classiest restaurant, to the most casual, french fries will end up on your plate. Vegetables, rice and potatoes ...