Esperanca Centro (Luna Hotels)
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... here in Portugal, so I decide to make an exception. It turns out he’s a Ukranian who doesn’t speak Portuguese very well… We still manage to communicate a bit… then I head on my way… I wander to the north side of town to an even livelier Brazilian neighbourhood and then back to the bus station. Overall, I’ve enjoyed this cheerfully unpretentious working class ...
After our enforced break (everything shuts on Mondays), we bounced into Belem this morning, the sky was blue and spirits were high! Belem is a suburb of Lisbon and sits just to the west of Lisbon old town, but in many ways it holds much more fascination for me - this is Vasco da Gama country! In fact he is buried here, in the Belem monastery.
... but many people were on the move. We were told today that Monday, tomorrow, many things would be closed.
As we walked up and into the Barrio, the night life was coming out like butterflies from cocoons,
eateries ready, fado bars with open doors and twitchy, earnest guys inviting us in. We got home and the eccentric key worked in the lock again. That's got to be good, eh.
Dinner cooked, reading about this place shared, emails attended to. Hoping for a better ...
... what kind. I do not like fish and would not have eaten it with prior knowledge that it was fish. But hey it was tasty. The server came back and asked what I wanted and I pointed to a beef dish. He said they were out of it. I decided on another beef dish and about ten minutes later
he came back and said they were out of it too. Then I chose a chicken dish. When it was brought out to me the clear bowl ...
... Apparently the monks from the adjoined monastery have been making them for 1800’s. Plus the “café” is actually huge and very impressive inside. It is a must do when coming to Lisbon. Did I mention they were ...