Lagoas Park Hotel
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... and 2 liters of red sangria. Anyway, back to the waiter - he told us that he WAS from Nepal and there was quite a big Nepalese community. About 3000-4000. He was one of the organizers and mc'd all their functions. He said it was easy to immigrate to Portugal and get a work permit. (Michel just said Portugal is a leak into Europe and perhaps the borders should be closed- he is joking of course.) Anyway our Nepalese waiter said there was no more work ...
... since effects would be immediate and inevitable. Perhaps the blessing of the Sebastianism is the fact that his lack of presence will make Portugal take action to establish a favorable future economically. Identity will never change, but I think the inner strength of this country will show during these times ensuring proactivity toward handling the status quo. Perhaps the economic crisis will defeat Sebastianism; I guess Sebastian found his match.
... sights, you still have to hike up the hill to get to them. Before you moan and groan about it though, the views will amaze you. It also really reminded me of Macau, though that really shouldn't be a surprise as Macau was (or is) a Dutch colony.
Barrio Alto and Chiado are more trendy areas with bars and restaurants that open up in the evening. When we arrived in the late morning though, most places were still closed off the main streets, but I ...
... notable Portuguese explorers, crusaders, monks, cartographers, and cosmographers, following Prince Henry the Navigator at the prow holding a small vessel.The only female is queen Felipa of Lancaster, mother of Henry the Navigator, the brain of the discoveries.
There is a viewing platform on top of the monument reached by a lift so we go up and take in the views across the river and to the Jeronimos Monastery.
... Restauradores area, we take the Elevador da Gloria funicular up the steep hill to the Bairro Alto, the upper part of the modern town. The funicular is not a true one, but a tram car, with the floor levelled for the steep incline. It gets us to the top however and we embark on a short circuit of the area, finding 18th and 19th century shops and cafes. Our loop concludes at the Elevador de Santa Justa, a turn of the century cast iron ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool