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Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... century Jesuit shrine that somehow
survived the 1755 earthquake that killed over 10,00 people and
destroyed most of the city. Exhausted by the city’s abundant steep
streets I decided to head back to Ricardo’s for a breather, passing
a street artist at work and some young dancers recording a music
video in front of some of the city’s famous street art.
After dark I headed to a local supermarket to hunt down something for
... and, at the same time, it retains all that you would expect of Old Europe--its charm, sophistication, history, culture, beauty, architecture, and, in this small city of about 26,000 inhabitants, friendly people. By now, we are settling in quite nicely as residents of Tavira. This blog traces some of our experiences traveling here by way of Madrid and Lisbon. In future entries we will focus on a variety of topics, including places we visit and aspects of ...
... Euro to pay for a 192 Euro bill. Not much of a tip for our waiter. Guess we won't be going back to that fado house. But the music was very good nonetheless. Next time we are forced to find another fado restaurant.
What a great day. I'm guessing I walked at least ten miles in total throughout the day/night. As noted above, we had a wonderfully extensive walking tour of the city of Lisbon. I never imagined I could learn so much ...
... down the river through the girders.
To Barbara’s delight, we docked closer to the city than was previously stated in the daily Explorer. The ship provided map was confusing so we waited until we could get a better one in the terminal, which we did. Armed with better information, we headed out to “trek” the hilly town. As usually happens in some ports, the taxi drivers were waiting with offers of ...
... up at 8am, Dwayne was long gone :( I sent him a Facebook message to tell him that I missed him and asked him how his flight was and if he got there safely. And you know what, I was lying in bed wondering why I felt so sad. I would see all of them again. No one was dying. They just had their own lives somewhere else and had to go back to it. Why was I so sad?!? This sort of thing had been happening to me for the lasting too, I'd made such good friends with people and then they ...