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... church before making our way to the cloister in behind the massive halls of the sanctuary. I think it was top three of the places that we’ve visited so far. It was a big square courtyard surrounded by carved hallways of limestone. Where normally there would be gargoyles there were statues of all shapes and sizes coming from the walls; grasshoppers, cats, monkeys, and dragons. It was beautiful with a big patch of grass in the middle. Me and Tom sat there ...
... fascinating. I guess the only problem would be the heat with a lot of the animals were basking in the sun. But at the end of the day, they aren't there for our entertainment and so they have every right to sit on their bottoms and chill out, I know I'd be doing the same.
The zoo did have the most bizarre cable car system I've ever seen. It wasn't for getting around, more for giving you ...
... dancers who performed Portuguese folk music and dances. It turned out to be a rather entertaining night.
Today's tour took us to the Belem area of Lisbon. This area borders on the junction of the Tagus river and the Atlantic Ocean and is the spot where explorers left Portugal to sail to unknown parts of the world in the 15th and 16th centuries. The most famous was Vasco da Gama, who sailed around the coast of Africa and found his way to India, in search ...
... and a 20 foot wave. November 1, 1755 was not a good day for Lisbon and that day has not been forgotten in the city even 260 plus years later. There is a church in the Bairro Alto District that Lisbon left "as is" in remembrance of the great quake. That is something that all visitors should check out as well.
All in all I spent the whole day walking around this District and taking in the views of the city from the castle.
... our arrival. One of many, I am sure. We will see what the morning brings.
Remember the story about the up, down, up the stairs, and reverse? Well I have always paid attention and today while pretending this was my house and I was moving outside furniture around, I missed a step and lucky for me I am only experiencing a bad sprain. Ice, elevation, Advil and booze, I am feeling really great right now. I am so damn careful, but I made a stupid ...