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... of the golden gate. He ate freshly grilled squid, followed by freshly boiled snails and drank beers by the giant Jesus statue. We met up in the evening, exchanged notes on our day's activities and had our caricatures drawn in charcoal by a talented local artist down one of the cobble-stoned streets in Lisbon.
Madrid was the next stop scheduled for our great adventure. We had arranged to get a lift there with a Spanish couple offering a ride on blablacar. They were to pick us ...
... Definitely worth the trip.
Tram Tour (B+) - I had a bit of time spare so I took an old-timey tram ride up the tight, windy hill streets to Graca. Unfortunately I was on the last tram of the day so couldn't get off and look without getting stuck but apparently the view (Miradouro da Graca) is the best in the whole of Lisbon. One for next time definitely.
Parque das Nacoes (C+) - This area was regenerated for the 1998 World Expo so I thought ...
... Belem, Sintra is famous for pastries. Its two signature delicacies are cheesy queijadas and almond-and-egg puff pastries called travesseiros. We ate our sugary breakfasts of champions in the front plaza of the Palacio Nacional de Sintra, which we then visited. The palacio was a royal residence from the 15th through 19th centuries, and is the country's best-preserved medieval Portuguese palace. Much of it is ...
... leads to the downtown/Baixa. We strolled the Baixa and ended up at the bottom of the Elevador de Santa Justa, which we rode up to our neighborhood. I think this thing is just so cool! We went for supper at 8:00 (when suppertime starts here) to a Fado restaurant in Bairro Alto, just a block or so away in the tiny streets behind us. Fado is the folk music of Lisbon's back streets. Mournful ballads dating from the mid-1800's about lost sailors, broken ...
... busses; ran through some of the most beautiful landscapes and towns; tried my hand at hitchhiking; travelled with random people in their cars through Blablacar; stayed with generous hosts though couchsurfing; visited the mecca of cricket, Lords; experienced repeated goose bump moments at packed football stadiums; finally mustered enough courage to get a tattoo; got over my hesitation to speak a new language; had meaningful conversations ...