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... we must have walked 20km+ for the day. Found a huge water slide that had been set up for an iced tea brand as a promotion so we climbed the hill it was on to get a great view over the whole city. During our walks we bumped into our friend Sarah who happened to be in Lisbon with her parents and spotted us on the street. Still such a small world! A tiring day so it only took a few beers before we were crawling into bed for the ...
... we only got to explore Quinta da Regaleira and we did that for 3 hours. This meant we had to bypass some of the more colorfulbut less accessible palaces and were only able to drive past their turrets and fronts. A bit disappointing that my knee had failed us once more but we did see a lot of the Quinta da Regaleira.
Meanwhile we also had a good security reminder in the markets down the road from the palace where I was being confined by a rude woman who ...
... said "where have you been before this?" I said "Lisbon." "Ohhh" he said in disgust, "did you like it?" I thought this question would arise, so I defended Lisbon's honour "Yep! It was great!" It reminded me of the rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne. I cannot deny that I did love Porto. It was a stunning city, and probably one of my favourite places on my trip so far. It reminded me of Sydney. It came alive at night and the lights gave it a glow that shone over ...
... cable cars (or trolleys). These trolleys, many of which are vintage models from 100 years ago, trundle their way up incredibly steep hills and through the most narrow of passageways. Quite scary! They are a great way to get around but tend to be crowded and you need to watch out for pickpockets. We hopped on the #28E trolley to take us up to another Lisbon district -- the Alfama.
The Alfama used to be the sailor's quarter, and as it largely escaped ...
... will do it justice better than I can explain). We left the monastery just as it was closing and we headed back for the bus to the hostel because all the walking left us exhausted.
Now I’m at the hostel with Ellie and we are planning our trip for tomorrow (Monday) which I will try and post tomorrow night. So you’ll have to stay tuned tomorrow to see where we go next. I have heard that this place is like a fairytale! ...