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Travel Blogs from Lisbon
Barb and I departed Toronto to visit one of the oldest cities in the World: Lisbon. Lisbon's heritage runs deep into the 15th century, making it the oldest city in western europe. The city centre hosts 550,000 inhabitants, making it feel like a smaller town.
The city was extremely easy to navigate. We were able to use our Lisbon card to …
... were all very certain it was some kind of offal, perhaps liver, the others were a baked fish and duck and rice. Unfortunately our uncertainty really put us off our meal which was honestly quite average anyway.
After some time out in the hostel Imogen, Carmen and I talked ourselves into joining the pub crawl for the night given we were in the capital city and the following day was the least busy. We stopped at the hostel ...
... his way back to Europe after discovering the New World. Many of the others we had not heard of although they may have been brought up in our history classes a few years ago. Of interest was Henry the Navigator who was described at length in the museum of the structure. He was a very wealthy influential Portuguese noble who promoted exploration amongst other things. We do not think he actually participated in exploration activities.
Our flight was due to leave at 21.10 but this was not to be. The flight that came in was delayed and we only left at 22.15. This meant that we only arrived at our hotel around 00.30 and plopped into bed.
I was sitting in the lobby trying to update my blog when a small booklet about Lisbon caught my eye. The first page was about a mask festival that was being held today with the main procession along the main ...
... and a Pizza Hut to boot.
We had plenty of time to spare so off we went only to be stopped at a turnstile by a Security Officer who questioned our movements. This was easy 'MacDonalds', (that translates wherever you are in the world), pretend to be a plane, yes that worked, and Rio de Janeiro, no problem. The language barrier had clearly been breached in terms of explaining what we wanted to do but before allowing us to proceed to our much anticipated Happy Meal ...
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This was the perfect location. A 2 min walk from the subway, tram and right in the heart of the action. I'd go back in a heart beat.
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