Casa De Sao Mamede
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it is amazing how quickly you settle into a routine on a holiday. On a ship it's even easier as there is such a regimen to the days. Get up, look over the balcony ("oh look there's the sea"), shower, have breakfast, go to the Solarium to sunbathe and swim, lunch then wander round the ship in the afternoon until it's time to go back to the room, get ready for dinner, have dinner, back to the room, sleep then do it all over again the next day.
Of course, if ...
... Elevador de Santa Justa", which was designed by Gustave Eiffel's apprentice. Very impressive looking for a lift in the middle of the city! We had dinner at the riverfront Praça do Comércio but this was a huge disappointment. Not only was the food possibly the most bland, the sangria ordinary and not many people about but Dylan was offered drugs at least 4 times! This is one instance where the saying "When in Spain..." does NOT apply! Love Lisa and Dylan ...
... impressive structures.
No Yellow Hop On Hop Off Bus in sight so decided to take one of the very attractive little tram services back into the city – BUT !!!! Waited 45 minutes for the next tram in "5 minutes" and found all of them had been booked as specials for tour groups - Not Happy Jan !
Grabbed a cab – 5 Euro – good idea – and in retrospect would have been better throwing 50 Euro at ...
... month. His utilities are quite reasonable too.
We had a lot of catching up to do. After a sampling of local wines, Rick whipped up ham and cheese wraps with home made salsa. Definitively a more domestic side of Rick. Portugal welcomes foreign retirees and they even let him in their public health care system and he gets his medical care for peanuts.
We agreed to meet the next day, at the Parede train station, so he could show us ...
... that helps people to get from the valley to the top of the hill. The one we travelled on, transported us up a hill was very steep (about 40 degrees). The mechanics of the funicular is fairly straightforward – there are two carriages that sit on either end of a cable, when one carriage moves down the hill, the other carriage is forced to go up the hill.
Having walked around town and had a funicular experience, it was time for lunch. Compare ...