Castelo de Santa Catarina
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... of wonderful professors and students that I am sure will remain part of my personal and academic life for many years to come.
So about the suit. I brought a jacket and tie thinking it was the professional thing to do. Unfortunately I was in a room with punks and underground music heads. I was severely overdressed most of the time. I hope by some logic I was the only fashion punk in the room.
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Diogo picked us up at 10am and took us to Belem, a suburb of Lisbon on the coast. Had a very interesting morning and because I am a bit behind with my blog will rely mainly on photos. Weather still hot. Had lunch at a little restaurant on the water then went looking for the bakery which has the best Portuguese tarts (in Portugal I guess) After much searching we couldn't find it so guess we ...
But, once settled in, we appreciated the beautiful
surroundings of the Pena National Forest where the guest house was situated.
Maryln went straight to bed while the three of us walked steep uphill to a
fabulous local restaurant and had the recommended local Portuguese cuisine:
fish dishes, bread and wine.. En route earlier, we sampled 'belem’, a delicious Portuguese egg
Been so many times, but just continues to get better and better every time….no surprise it keeps winning tourism awards.
Take a step back in time and walk the cobblestone streets of this beautiful city. Let’s not forget the food!! Francesinhas, Bifana’s, Sardines, Frango and of course Natas (Portuguese tarts).
... a steep hill. We chatted to some students and sadly many were not sure that they would be employed in Portugal. It made our Aussie graduation ceremonies look very boring!! Our apartment is in the central area and newly renovated. The food here is so cheap - a 3 course meal for 4.6 Euro (A$7) Strawberries cost 1 Euro per kg.!! The river cruise along the Duoro river was a perfect way to take in the beautiful old city, and it ...