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... we have no idea why we had not seen it before (I didn't have to keep my bag packed every day for our stay;) ).
In the afternoon we walked the district of Bairro Alto, the neighborhood known for its bars and nightlife, also nice to stroll during the day. We found the stores were all setting up elaborate settings to entice customers into the store at night. The city was holding a 'Vogue night out', a night designed to stimulate the economy through large ...
... do it is not. It is obviously important that the trees do not die as a result of their activities. They are apparently very well paid.
Another item pointed out to us was a thistle called Cardo which is used to curdle milk for cheese making as well as a herb to treat various ailments. The cheeses made this way are called Cardoon cheese.
Now back down the bumpy unpaved single lane road to get onto some decent roading and off to ...
... where the views of the city are spectacular. You can take some additional winding and narrow steps to a higher observation area. The elevator takes you back down or you can take reach one of the streets from the terrace.
I took the #5 tram to an area called Belem where stands the Torre de Belem (Tower of Belem).
... to check we were the actual owners of same. In fact the whole process, including getting our bags and transiting the tunnel of doom (aka Customs) was the quickest we had ever experienced, and as we were on our last legs it was welcome.
So the final hurdle, getting to the hotel and this is always a challenge, not the means of getting from A to B, but securing a price which does not obviously include buying the damm car. We don't class ourselves as tourists but mingle in ...
... and past the giant Jesus and under the bridge. The time was so worth the taste. Served slightly warm with cinnamon and powdered sugar it had pastry that was like wafer thin flakes of caramel and custard that tasted smooth but was just on lumpy. Just out the front there was retro flea market. Heaps of old school cool gadgets, way up my ally, 40s 50s 60s watches, ...
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