Hotel Nova Sintra
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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room
- Room service
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
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While planning our week in Lisbon before the Douro River cruise we talked about day trips by train. Today is our first train and it is taking us to Sintra. Being the travel organizers Jim and Chuck took us to the train station to inquire about how to get to Sintra yesterday. Seems every 20 minutes a train leaves Lisbon Station for Sintra. As we …
... the tram back to the city and toured around the soccer festival. So many things to do and see. The highlight was each person in line having 3 attempts to kick a goal....the only catch was the goal keeper was a robot. Well, a man size wooden cutout attached to a mechanical device and numerous sensors, which would spin the goalie to the perfect location well before anyone could get a ball into the goal. It was great to watch. Each ...
... a magical forest, in another time. At the Moorish castle, we bought a combined ticket (saves you about 3-5 euro) and then started hiking up to the ruins of the castle. Despite the rain, it was really cool. If the day had been clear, the views would have been spectacular! They are not as concerned with people injuring themselves, as there are no added railings or safety precautions!
Next stop was the Palace of Pena. ...
... or waiter. Goodness knows how they keep track of who is waiting, who has ordered, and who has paid. Guess they are trained to watch. In the larger dining area where we found a table, there would have been seating for approximately 100 people, but the decor and atmosphere combined to take away the size, and it actually felt like just sitting in some friendly little coffee shop. A guesstimate would be that in the several rooms we saw, they could probably seat about 400 people. ...
... saw on our tour.
A footnote: the local people we have met have mentioned how cold it is in this part of the world, blaming northern Europe for the unusual weather. As a Canadian, I found it quite comfortable with a light jacket or sweater and pleased to hear it wasn't "blame Canada" time again. We so often talk about the "cold air from Canada" and not so often do we blame "the hot air from the south". Sorry, my American friends. I had to say it.