Hotel Alif Avenidas
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... the mouth of the Tagus River and sailing into the giant abyss we call the Atlantic Ocean. The resident monks of the Order of the Cross would hear the confessions of sailors; the whole crew would pray to Santa María de Belém for a safe and prosperous journey. The religious importance of Jerónimos is evident in its vast, sweeping arches that lift the eyes and the soul to the heavens.
The azulejos lining almost every street ...
... famous pastry of the town, we stopped in a tiny little Wine store overlooking the Sintra National Palace for a wine tasting. After tasting local Port Wine (quite strong) and 4 other delicious local wines, I contemplated buying some to take home with me, but then remembered I was traveling with Ryan Air and had weight restrictions. Following the wine tasting, we hopped back in the private van and headed up the mountain to view the National Palace. Instead of waiting ...
... Discoveries, and onto the next stop. What we didn't realise was that the map we'd been given was 2 years out of date with all that implies relating to the upgraded road works in the area!! Fortunately it wasn't raining, as we had an extended walk around Belem.
Even though Torre de Belem was built as a defensive fort for Lisboa Harbour, and still had the original cannons, there were gargoyles and carvings paying tribute to the ...
... I couldn’t get a good photograph. Lunch was back in the center of Lisbon and the afternoon was spent working.
Caitlin and I took the bus into Lisbon and walked around a completely new area of Lisbon, Chiado, which is up on a hill. You can take an elevator, funicular or walk-up. We walked up and passed some cute flea markets and tiled houses. The views were great and the atmosphere ...
Skipped the tragic hostel instant coffee and headed for the patisiere at the end of the block. It's funny to see people walk up to the counter, order coffee and just stand there and drink it. Of course the coffee is espresso in like a one ounce cup but it's still funny. Or you can get it to go in a plastic shot glass. I will miss fresh squeezed orange juice for sure. I will also miss the shoes. If you should happen to be a shoe addict bring along ...
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