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Awoke to another beautiful day in Lisboa and ready for some history.
We took off on a bus tour organised by the convention to see the historical side of Lisboa, with people from around the world and straight away made some new friends.
The tour guide was very good and really knew her stuff but was able to make it humorous when needed and really added value to the ...
Sample size is microscopic. Three days in a
very specific area compared to thousands of years of history of a very
large region. But I'm not going to let that stop me from making
generalizations so general they’ll demote you to a colonel.
has less of a lot of things. Less space, ...
... When we got to the church, we had to wait in a long line that did not seem to move. At one point people started coming out of the door of the church. Within a few minutes we were inside the church and saw the effigies of Vasco da Gama and Luis de Camoes inside the door. The church that opens up into a vast sanctuary with elephants spread amongst the church as an homage to India. After a few minutes in the church, someone started getting ready for mass and ...
... impressive. Portugese churches get points for consistency of style; the Spanish seem to favour the architectural and decorative smorgasbord.
We liked Portugal a lot and are pleased we decided to come here. It's a bit overlooked as a European destination but is definitely worth a ...
... souvenirs. As we walked, we heard the the soft, melodic songs of Fado, a popular type of Portuguese music, famed for the sad, moaning style that the singers sang in. The music was haunting and it touched somewhere inside of me; deep within my soul. From then on, I was madly searching for a store that sold Fado music; after just one song I was hooked!
We returned to the hotel, staggering under the ...