Hotel Dom Afonso Henriques
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking hotel
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... experience another large natural disaster. In 1755 40,000 people died from the earthquake and floods. We were told the reason all the buildings look similar and are symmetrical is due to the architects designing buildings with large blocks to make it quicker to rebuild their city. I love how the buildings are decorated in beautiful coloured patterned tiles. Unfortunately due to Toby and I are not having the same plans for today ...
After a classic grey London winter experience we have been able to begin version 2.0 of our European adventure. London was wonderful and we were lucky to manage trips to Iceland, Holland, Morocco and Egypt whilst living there. Everything is so close. However, seven-ish months work was more than enough for the two of us and whilst an extended life in London was tempting, the allure of a European summer was too strong. ...
... the Portuguese started tiling in in the 16th century. By the 18th century, no other European country was producing as many tiles, for such a variety of purposes and in so many designs. the blue and white tiles of the Baroque era are considered by many to be the finest of quality.
Just walking around the city you see so many houses that are tiled that you can not pass by with out stopping and admiring the designs.
... like the world was ours to discover. If I could do it over again, I would miss my flight all over again. The mistake of arriving late to the airport that Sunday morning may have been the greatest thing that had ever happened to the three of us.
In reflection, if my abroad trip has taught me anything it's that every single one of my dreams is attainable, and that no event is generic if it is personally experienced. I have Lisbon to thank for this discovery.
... would finish about 4pm. We all looked at each other and decided we would just leave when we had had enough. After about an hour and a half of walking round we had a coffee break, then we carried walking round and stopped for lunch. Just when we thought we were ready to go he told us he was dropping us back at our hostel, it was 4pm already! We were surprised at how fast the tour went.
On the tour we couldn't help noticing all the tiles ...