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Tidig morgon, men förvånansvärt bra flygresa, mycket utrymme för benen och weinerbröd till kaffet;-)
Vi har hunnit med en fiskrestaurang, Castelo Sao Jorge och katedralen Sé de Lisboa. Nu vilar vi lite på hotellrummet i väntan på kvällen:-)
ps. ca 16-17 grader
... br> On our 2nd day we visited the stunning early 19th C. romantic Palace of Pena, a favorite retreat of Lord Byron. Located on top of a mountain, surrounded by the Pena National Park. It was built from an original convent to celebrate the sight of Vasco da Gama’s returning fleet, offering amazing views of the area. We really enjoyed the small village of Sintra, the whole area being a UNESCO ...
... King Pedro then ripped their hearts out with his bare hands and ate them. Hmmm. I sense some folklore here, but it is quite a story.
The carvings on the tombs are intricate but I don't know if I can call the beautiful. There are gruesome depictions of St. Bartholomew being skinned alive (Pedro's patron saint, reflecting his life of sacrifice) and of Ines being beheaded, and a scene of Judgement day, with a lucky few ...
... but this blog is too short for an extensive summary.
Well the weekend has past and I'm full of news. First off - we discovered the best restaurant in Lisbon. Its called Meson Andulaz. If you come to Lisbon GO! Since Emile thinks nobody cares what we are eating, I will leave it at that!
When its a Friday or Saturday night in Lisbon you can feel it. The street is buzzing and everybody is out. Before hitting the bars Friday, we went for dinner at an ...
... me a "world traveller" or an "expert", when to tell you the truth I am probably more petrified than they would be every time I fly. When I finally choose a destination to goto and whip out my credit card to book my airline before the price changes again, I have spent a minimum of three months researching the city and others of where I want to go next. I usually heed the reviews and opinions given from two main sources, Tripadvisor and Lonely Planet. The latter for their ...