America Diamonds Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Multilingual staff
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The flight from London to Lisbon took almost three hours. The plane was full, so K and I were not able to get seats next to each other. Sitting at the window in the row behind K, I put my head down and was asleep almost as soon as we took off. I slept through the meal service and did not wake up until we had already started our descent into Lisbon. Bonus for me. I peeked over the seat to see how K was doing, and discovered that she was seated with two ...
... exit onto the runway where a bus collects us for a 5 min drive to the airport terminal. Once inside there is no entry to the toilets as they're being cleaned then an entire plane load of people having to have passports checked by one person. An hour later and we're finally clear to go. We're now in a van on our way to collect our hire car. Jacinta picked one out she wanted which turned out to be our car. I call it Barbie ...
... came to 5 euros. So cheap compared to Spain. Portugal does make claims it is the cheapest western europe country. Lunch is good and we enjoy the rest.
There are some great vista points dotted around the old towns,some with small with cafes and lots of people enjoying the beautiful day. The main square, Praca do Comercio is very big, surrounded by beautiful buildings and a magnificent Arch.
Well by now the sun is setting and seeing we ...
... off lands where the Portuguese were exploring during this time period. The tomb of Vasco de Gama, one of the big wigs of Portuguese exploration (and who one of the main bridges over the Tejo River is named) is here. Next we entered the incredibly beautiful cloisters. The architecture here is simply stunning -- the lacy stone work invokes the Alhambra in Granada (which we'll see later), but the style is very different from that Moorish influence. We had a great ...
... br> Rick whom we met 2 years ago in Malaysia, has been dreaming of retiring in Europe "somewhere" for ages. He recently got his residency visa in a suburb of Cascais, Portugal. He wouldn't stop raving about the place. Finally, we decided we better go see what is soooo great about Portugal in general but especially Cascais. We met him at his humble basement apartment in Parede which is more economical than Cascais. He rents it furnished for ...