As Janelas Verdes
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... walls and adding gardens and wild fowl. The castle may not be authentic but the gardens and the narrow streets of the santa cruz district within the walls make a pleasant stroll and the views are the finest in Lisbon.
On a side note: the earthquake of 1755 was nothing to sneeze at. It happened on November 1st at around 9:30 AM. November 1st is also known as "All Saints Day" so the churches were packed when the 9.0 ...
... at one point.
By this point, everyone was starving, so we found a baguette place (I think it was called Pao Pao, Queso Queso) (bread bread, cheese cheese). I had a steak baguette, which was really tasty. We all enjoyed our baguettes in the Park, opposite the Monastery. It is so nice to have sunshine, warmth and to be surrounded by greenery in February!
I don't really have much to say about the monastery. We saw where Vasco de Gama is now buried (I think that ...
Our first couple of days in the Lisbon area have gone well. We ran into a man walking his rabbit, Scott almost became collateral damage during a trolley car riot, we sampled some of the best pastries on the planet (made with a secret recipe developed by 19th century monks just before Portugal banned all Catholic orders), we are working with a delightful young Portuguese woman who is doing her best to dispel our woeful American ignorance about all things ...
Sunday, Oct 13
We departed JFK for LIS at 10:05 p.m. James, Cady, and Gibran dropped us at the airport, as it turned out, 2 hours earlier than necessary.
Monday, Oct 14
The 7 hour flight to Madrid--for connecting flight to Lisbon--arrived 2 p.m. Madrid is a large airport, and we found it not particularly easy to navigate. Immigration and customs inspections were perfunctory. We settled in to wait for 2 hours. Unfortunately, our ...
... from the hostel staying there for the week got to interact and exchange wild traveller stories. The copious amount of sangria flowing helped a little hehe. Then one of the hostel guys showed us to the bar area. It's just a street of bars literally lined up side by side with mega cheap drinks. Alex and I hung out with these three Aussie girls that were an absolute laugh. We got to the hostel well...not as late as we had in Barcelona so ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAs Janelas Verdes Lisbon
Um Hotel proximo a restaurantes e bares interessantes. Numa rua tranquila e um hotel muito charmoso.
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