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I'm really enjoying the vibe here in Portugal. I'd heard it was the poorest Western European country, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It turns out to have a similar attitude to many of the Eastern European countries I've been to. They are upfront about their mistakes, their shortfalls and their terrible politicians. Nothing is sugar coated for the sake of tourism. I appreciate the candour.
... for lunch and brought them back to the room. Karl still didn't dare leave the cabin. It was a quiet afternoon. Karl napped and I went to Arts & Crafts where we made a tissue paper rose brooch, wrote my blog and read. I decided to go to the dining room for dinner and Karl ordered room service. The show was cancelled because of the weather, so we just went to bed early and hoped for calmer seas.
As predicted, the seas were much calmer when we awoke on ...
... Wander the streets and you will notice a cosmopolitain flare about. I have decided to base this entry on 5 things I have learnt while being in Lisbon though. I hope you enjoy the read.
Lesson 1;Just because it is placed on the table, doesn’t make it free.
In Lisbon we were introduced to the concept of entradas or 'starters' to the non-native speakers amongst us. Now I know what you are thinking. We have ...
... creating the Azulejos. Then we went on to the oldest examples and progressed, forward in time, ending in a room displaying modern ceramic art. The museum makes an excellent presentation of the centuries old craft.
... in Lisbon has elucidated the diversity of immigrants in Portugal along with their effects on the state.
Immigration is in fact a large part of the Portuguese development. There are people that have come from Africa, South East Asia (mostly India) and the Latin American countries of North and South America not to mention Brazil. For a while, I tried to identify the cultural group of immigrants that dominated Lisbon. Were most of the immigrants ...