Hotel Alif Avenidas
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I took the bus from Porto Covo to Lisbon on Wednesday and basically just crashed when I got to my hotel. On Thursday I set out in the morning to explore after a quick google to identify the main sites. I started out by getting a bus into town then walked the rest of the way to Belem, a district that’s highly recommended. I visited Casa Pasteis De Belem to try out the famous custard tarts but didn’t come away ...
... and queen which woke me up enough to make it over to another enormous gallery where they had many actual old vessels, mostly ceremonial type river boats that would have been rowed Viking style.
We took the tram back to the city and stopped in at one of the cafés near the waterfront for one more beverage before heading back to the hotel. For dinner we returned to the same street of outdoor cafés and ended up choosing the one where on our first night in Lisbon the "host" ...
... travelling to Lisbon is like hopping on a time machine and going back 20 years. It is very much a city, and country heavily impacted by the Salazar dictatorship of the twentieth century and since 1974 it still has not been able to fully recover. In the novel Night Train to Lisbon, by Pascal Mercier, the protagonist Raimund Gregorious travels to Lisbon and traces back the story of a doctor Amadeu de Prado. In his adventure, it is quickly noted how incredibly present the past is. ...
... we stopped for a photo op at Cascais – a really pretty beach. We saw lots of people surfing in wet suits. It wasn’t that warm and this was the Atlantic, so we were pretty impressed!
We deserved a break after all this, but it was not to be. We had booked a Fado show before dinner and we just barely had time to change. Well, ...
We have just enjoyed 3 lovely days here in Lisbon,and tomorrow we go our seep rate ways - Catriona to Scotland and I will make my way back to "my villa" in Spain for the remaining week or so of the holiday
Lisbon has been great...could possibly spend another of couple of days here I think. We are staying in an Airbnb flat which is located right in the centre of the city,next to ...