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... for a landing. The airport in Lisbon, too, is very much like Washington National Airport, as it is smack in the city and landing planes come in low over the city's monuments.
Immigration was a breeze and our bags were among the first off the conveyor. Anna was not due to arrive for another four hours -- when I turned my phone on upon landing, I had a text from Anna saying she was checked in and waiting for her flight. K and I had talked ...
... say it over here. There is litter everywhere, graffiti and nothing is mowed or kept tidy. Lots of dirty concrete and uneven cobblestones. There is a massive shopping complex near us. It's so big it includes some sort of hospital. They have the normal eatery plus several restaurants all on one level so easy to work out what to eat. The entire complex is open from 9am to midnight. We were there at 10pm and there were heaps of ...
... the number 28 Tram which is apparently worth riding on is packed, so we pass.
By late afternoon the city is packed with marathon runners. It seems there is a marathon race on this evening, there are 10,000 runners.
Well by now we have seen enough today so its home time for tea.
The Lisbon airport is fairly close to the city which makes it easy to get to and from, but the noise woke me this morning. There were a lot of early ...
... We paid a few extra euros to go to the top for the view, but it wasn't anything too spectacular.
We then walked down the riverside promenade (dodging raindrops) to the famous Tower of Belem. A beautiful building of the Manueline style -- it protected the harbor and was often the first thing Portuguese sailors saw of home after their harrowing long journeys abroad. We opted not to go into the tower to the top as the line was long and it didn't look ...