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... put the cards back in their packet and into his pocket.
There is a strange ritual which has to be performed before entering any eating establishment on board ship. At the entrance to any restaurant or food counter there is a Purell Hand Sanitiser machine. You have to put one hand under one of these devices and a small quantity of something cold and slimy is squirted into the palm. Then you have to rub your hands together to spread ...
... While a ruin it was in pretty good shape and it gave great views out over Lisbon and over the river and harbour.
We spent an hour there and then went off on the walk. We visited several districts such as Bairro Alto, the restaurant area set amongst very narrow streets and alley ways (and on a steep hill), the Rossio area, planned and developed in the 19th century and where we are staying and the Alfama ...
... After de barking, we walked across the road just in time to catch a local bus with a helpful driver who dropped us in Black Horse Square, exactly where we had intended to go to visit the tourist information booth. The famous ancient 28 tram wound its way up and down narrow, extremely steep congested streets, with the driver, a woman either reading the paper, talking ...
... earthquake and tsunami in 1755. The city was rebuilt afterwards with a pretty consistent architectural style (so that there would be no distinction between the rich and the poor). The square, Praco do Comercio, had one side facing an entrance to the city from the river Targus and the other a gate to the city which leads to its main avenue, so you could say that it was the reception area for visitors to Lisbon. We took a short walk past closed shops and restaurants on ...
... the bus into the city centre where we started our walk by first going to the Comercio Square where a large archway stands at the riverside entrance to the city, this area is the newest part of the old city, having been rebuild after it was completely flattened in an earthquake in 1755. We then walked up past an old cathedral on our way up to Castelo de S.Jorge (the castle overlooking the city of Lisbon). The castle had been built around the mid 11th century, during the time ...