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... to which still hurts to see) before we all decide to head out and attack the Old Town of Lisbon. The rain starts to ease up and we are on our way.
We decide to head down to Belem first and we eyeball a few market stalls before coming across a nice water fountain and a few other cool buildings. But before the weather gets worse, Dad hails a cab and we dive in and head to Old Town. Turns out, Old Town was only another km or so from where we gave ...
... to Sintra, arriving about 11.15. Still beautiful day, and you walk from the train station to the town centre. All very verdant. It is set on the hills west of Lisbon, and you can see to the sea. Very pretty world heritage area, full of castles - from a moorish castle dating back to about 900 AD, to the fancy palaces the royalty of Portugal liked to stay in during ...
... a tourist trolley, you can be there waiting for more than an hour. Here's an idea: Increase the number of trolleys!
* I really hate your cobblestone streets. They aren't the nice big cobblestones; they are the horrible, little cobblestones that hurt your feet, twist your ankles and destroy your roll bags (luggage). Try paving your roads.
* Holy ****, get some street signs!
* Next to Nicaragua and Fiji, Lisbon is the hottest place on Earth.
* There is only ...
... ended in May of 2014.
Although austerity measures were a causal factor of Portugal’s national debt, the bailout program necessitated that Portugal take part in a variety of different austerity measures in order to receive federal funding. In May 2014, when Portugal exited the bailout program, the unemployment rate decreased slightly but was still considered significantly high at a 15.3% value.
The bailout program ...
... the olives. Lunch in a little cafe inside the market was a bifanas (a pork steak roll) served with piri piri and mustard, weird but very good.
It was hot and sunny when we dragged ourselves away from Peniche and headed off along the coast again through Nazare, which has a sandy shoreline and lays against the magnificent rocky landscape of Serra da Pescaria. Nazare is a place steeped in legend, well known for the fishing boats with pointed prows, where ...