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... expeditions to
explore and map the world than any other in the 1400s and one of the world’s
largest empires in the 1500s went into a gradual relative decline for centuries,
topped off by the great Lisbon earthquake, tsunami, and fire of 1755 which
destroyed much of the city and may have killed off as much as a third of its
inhabitants. The earthquake and economic decline are in evidence in a number of
ways in Lisbon. Almost all the churches and ...
... our San Francisco background definitely gave us a competitive edge. Upon arriving, Vasco, was here to greet us like old college friends. I immediately liked the guy. The place is awesome, on a corner with two open balconies overlooking cobble stone streets, brick walls with beautiful vegetation and clothes air drying out others windows. It is in the old part of the city and everyone knows each other so ...
... Dennis was gallant enough to drink both of our portions - ugh.
Monday we planned to go to Sintra which is a little town south of Lisbon where all the Lisbon hotshots, including the king used to have their summer villas. The train station for the Sintra trains is basically next door to our hotel so we strolled over there after breakfast. Suddenly we realized that a train was just about to depart so our stroll turned into a sprint and we made it on board just as the doors ...
The Portuguese way of life is slow, laid back, and seemingly carefree. Barry Hatton talks about the Portuguese lifestyle in his book: The Portuguese, a Modern History, by describing the people as warm, relaxed and accustomed to moving at their own pace. There is little hope that a restaurant in Lisbon will have your food prepared in less than two hours, and often these restaurants don't open until late morning, after everyone has leisurely strolled out of bed and ...
... in Lisbon, we found a restaurant that would cater to the vegetarians in our group. I thoroughly enjoyed my fish. (It was a bit salty towards the end though). We had free glasses of Port. Tonia and I finished the others, as they didn't like it. The port I had in Porto (from Calem) was better, this was super sweet! I think that was all for the evening. We may have wandered around a bit, but didn't really get up to much.