Travel Blogs from Setúbal
During the morning of our first day in Lisbon, we took a free walking tour (they rely on tips) with panchotours.com and our very informative guide, Alessandro, took us through the West of the down town area, namely the Baixa and Bairro Alto areas.
Although the weather stayed warm we were cursed with rain for most of it, however this didn't really spoil the experience, just the photos were a little greyer than I would ...
... for the next 24 hours. We enjoyed riding the trams, which are way faster and wilder than you would think. We got familiar with the city streets and ate dinner. Next was ice cream at Santini's, partially because we had to see what was soooo great... there was a line way outside the building. It was pretty darn good, it was gelato.
We are excited for ...
... as “Pastéis de Belém”. These are apparently the most traditional Portuguese tart, made with a secret recipe, and people (especially the Chinese) come from all over the world just to try them.
The line outside this patisserie was HUGE! People were going crazy for these tiny tarts. Mark (my hero once more) waited in the line, whilst I perused the nearby shops. Triumphantly he came out with six freshly baked tarts. We strolled over to the nearby park, ...
synthesis in Portuguese colonies in Moorish North Africa it is clear that the
strange tuning comes from the Phrygian mode, an Arabic understanding of music
very different from the one we are familiar with in Europe and North America.
Phrygian mode is
typical to a majority of Iberian and North African music because of its Arabic
influence. The most notable example of this interval set is in Flamenco music
Two weekends ago, I was fortunate enough to go on a weekend trip to Lisboa, Portugal through the University of Salamanca. I went not knowing anyone else on the trip and returned with many new friends.
The night before I left, Nannette, David and I made our way to an open air bar next to the river where there was live music and cheap drinks. Afterwards, we stumbled into El Savor: Salamanca's only Salsa club. We danced our hearts out to Juan Luis ...