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... the cloisters there....history in layers. Also one of the smaller chapels had been converted into WCs.
A comment on Portuguese public toilets. There has been a general theft of toilet seats across the city.
Last stop for the day was a climb to the Castelo San Jorge which was built around 1050 and used up until the early 1900s. It is a real castle with battlements, a moat, 11 towers, secret passageways, lots ...
... and species of the water. After heading back into town and stopping by a church to say some Easter prayers, we decided to spend our last night in Lisbon enjoying some typical Portuguese food and music. We enjoyed a delicious Portuguese buffet and then made our way to a tiny local "Fado" house to enjoy the famous style of music, which is similar to that of blues-folkish music. Although I couldn't understand a single word of any song, the small local atmosphere was ...
Sunday morning was a struggle, everyone hungover, Robin had disappeared to catch his flight and the penthouse was an absolute state with bits of plant everywhere and a broken shutter to the balcony. Eventually a laboured walk bought us to a burger restaurant for lunch, probably more effort than it was worth but we got to see a bit more of the city. A trip to the University's botanical gardens was abandoned on account of the trip to the ...
... a model of modern design - check out the "toilet paper wall" photo. There was a very sleek Kayak that was designed in Portugal but i couldn't take a photo of the exhibit.
Castelo de Sao Jorge was our next stop. Mostly just the walls, towers and courtyards are left but it is a centrepiece for Lisboa, built on one of the seven hills of the City and originally designed to protect it. Of course, the taxi ride up to it was nail biting but we made it up and down again ...
... it reinforced many concepts we had covered in class, as did the following tours of sleeping sickness, neurodegenerative disease and malaria research labs and the imaging facility at IMM.
(These mosquito larvae have been infected with transgenic malaria parasites. The malaria parasites express firefly ...
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