Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... 14.00). We are ensconced in our hotel. I am going to a seafood dinner while Anne stays in. A ferry ride took me to a fine, 5 course seafood dinner with drinks included. Starting with prawns and followed by whole sardines, fish cakes, shrimp, garlic prawns, mussels and sea bass. There was beer, wine, port and vinho verde. Our coach brought us back to the hotel some 4 hours ...
Up at 7:00, breakfast at the hotel at 8:00. A typical, lite European breakfast with good strong coffee, breads and cheeses and meat. Then, out the door for a 3 hour guided walking tour around Lisbon. Had a tough time getting to our location with drug dealers continually trying to hit Jordan up - right in front of the police. Today was a traditional "bless the ribbon" day where those graduating from college had their awarded ribbons from ...
... but the marble and alabaster attributed to Nicolau Chanterene (see below for more info on Chanterene) escaped significant damage. In 1838, prince Ferdinand acquired the old monastery with all the surrounding lands including the nearby Moorish Castle, and transformed it into a palace that would serve as a summer residence for the royal family. The rebuilding of ...
... thing. After our oysters, scallops and tuna capriccio we were introduced to the couple next to us. I should thank Emile for that because we started talking to them after he said he wanted a hug from the bartender. The couple beside us got hugs (because they knew him) and Emile joked that he wanted one too. We met Patricia and her husband Elvis. She was born and raised in Lisbon but has travelled the world and I mean everywhere. When I asked where they haven't been they said ...
... de Belem, where, we ordered 8 pastries de Belem (custard tarts.) What happened to the, we order 2 tarts and share it between the 4 of us? We went overboard, since this was our last day in Lisbon. Hopefully it is the final word on these nice pastries.
Riding on the tram home I could not help but smile, I thought how much it make it think of South Africa. The tram was rated for a maximum of 28 people, but when I counted, after the first stop there was a meager ...
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