Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... giveaways and street parties. We spent some of our time sitting and enjoying music in small squares as they rehearsed for the night ahead.
We had signed up for the famous Mammas dinner tonight; soup, main, dessert, sangria/beer and aperitif for only 10euro. Tonight the menu included pea mint soup, a pork and clam dish typical of Portugal, raspberry tart and a choice of Port, Muscatel and a cherry liquor. Mamma actually sits with us as we all eat; Mamma is ...
... guide before heading to Evora. Evora is to be a walking tour within the walled part of the city. Due to the impending heat our guide wanted to show us around the city without going into anything until later in the day when the temperature climbed. Our guide originally came from Evora so was known to quite a few locals. While with us she bumped into her brother, a couple of girlfriends and pointed out to us her ex boyfriend with his new girlfriend on his ...
... Belem is the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. This building is so large. It looks like it covers several blocks. Very ornate. It was Monday and not opened for visitors.
In this area is a statue called Padrao dos Descobrimentos.
My memory is short so I ...
... masses and watch helplessly as they are picked off one by one by the vultures, (also known as Cabbies), who circle the Arrivals Lounge waiting for the weak and vulnerable. Tiredness is a factor, folk just want to get to their hotels especially after long haul flights and will acquiesce to any quote but also many don't have the slightest inkling as to the value of the local currency (or dib dobs which is Navy slang).
So our first quote was 105 Brazilian Real (or dib dobs) but ...
... records etc. Then just next to that was the monastery. We briefly went in during mass. Tourists were only asked kindly to be quiet and then let in which is how they should do it everywhere. Then we wend to the ornate monastery area which was nice. Aviva had a friend in one of the staff so we chatted with him in the evening. He was running the night tour to a couple of ...
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