Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... of course was given to the Marquis de Pombal. Post-earthquake began the Pombaline style of architecture, which was heavily Baroque and featured lots of symmetry and uniformity in the apartment buildings. One very smart innovation invented by the Portuguese city architects in this period was having a storefront or restaurant in the ground floor of apartment buildings. They also built the first seismic resistant buildings in history in ...
... of French tourists thought this was amusing as well. One of the young men of the group approached the male peacock, and the bird responded by facing the other way and fanning out his plumage. The Frenchman said "Il fait la cue!" and turned around as well, sticking out his rear toward the bird. The rest of this duel was uneventful, as both parted their own ways. That was the highlight of the botanical gardens. At this point, I was fried enough by the sun and ...
... br> We queued again for another bus to take us around but got off at the train station to head back to Cascais. Our main purpose had been to get the feel of travelling around Lisbon for when Allan’s sisters arrive next Wednesday so we had achieved that.
A hot Indian curry in Cascais followed by a drink in the Irish Pub and the day was over except for a taxi ride home and a few more games of 500.
... Sangria but we did try a black vodka turning our mouths black like Ghost Drops! From there, another bar with a free shot and terrible dis, and free entry into a club, again with terrible music and lack of atmosphere. We decided to ditch and find somewhere better, our advice led us to the top clubs but we were not willing to pay 20euro entro at 2am, home time!
Unfortunately I accidentally deleted all my pictures from today :(
... to licky lick) which are from Barcelona, can be found in Barcelona!"
-23 hours in MADRID - 'the heart and soul of the tapas'
Fortunately, last night's overnight train to Madrid didn't have any drunks so we managed to get some shut eye. We throughly appreciated this because as soon as we were off the train we were straight on another tour. Madrid didn't have that wow factor. It's just a city. Theres alway stuff to be uncovered though, like buying biscuits from a ...
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