TripAdvisor Reviews Pensao Galicia Lisbon
Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... in Europe.
i was amazed by the modern plaza, River front condos train station and all of the wonderful light and airy spaces. It is a contrast to the older districts of the city where we have been travelling for the last three days. To make it more impressive, this area was a waterfront wasteland with garbage dumps, polluted water old warehouses prior to the 1998 World's Fair development.
What a beautiful transformation.
... It didn’t start well – the astonishingly handsome front of house manager insisted we had a white port while we were waiting to be seated (of course it wasn’t free), then our waiter brought us a plate of raw meat cuts to tell us we didn’t want what we had ordered as these were much better instead. With the memory in our minds of an overly-pushy restaurant experience shared with the Pozzuoli Knights, we stuck to our guns, but let the waiter slightly ...
... as well as excavations under City Hall, are splendid – even in the rain.
We continue driving to Lisbon, and it appears that the storm system which plagued our departure from Morocco has followed us. Our guide tells us he has never entered the city under such conditions. We cross a long bridge, built like the Golden Gate in San Francisco. There ...
Not very merry weather today! After 30 degree days in Madrid, we arrived to cooler temperatures (23 C) and rain
in Lisbon. Not
the world’s greatest airport, and our first example of the lack of financial
resources in the country. They don’t have enough bridges for all the planes,
and a new airport was scrapped when it proved too expensive, so they load
everyone into buses and ...
... our long drive was another 6 hours behind the wheel. I can’t take all the credit though as Laura has now been sharing driving responsibilities allowing me to take some hard earned naps between round-abouts (not Laura’s forte). We made it to Portugal where we now spend the night sitting on the beach north of Lisbon, camping for free on the sand thanking out lucky stars for this opportunity.