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... something that will never happen in countries like Spain for example. One thing one might also say about the Portuguese is that they are very melodramatic as well; one clear example of this is Fado: Portuguese national music style, which represents their nationality, their strong feelings towards their country, their people and their nationalism.
The Portuguese are very famous for their apathy towards many things. They are not very fond of change, so whenever ...
... from the 15th through to the 21st centuries.
We were getting hungry again as it was about 2pm so we decided to get the bus to where they had Expo 98. Custom built area that was apparently old abandoned factories prior but now has a shopping mall, cable car, hotel, casino and lots of restaurants. We had our picnic of preserved fish, bread rolls and a couple of beers then decided to get the metro back. Change of trains and we’re back in ...
... the laid back feel here. The only downside, just like in Spain, is that most restaurants are closed between 2-7, and trying to find food at 3:30 was a bit of a challenge. We did find a hippy cafe, right next to the SÚ, and re-fueled.
Eventually, we made it around to the river, and back to Praša da Comercio, where we stopped at the tourist info centre. Guess who is in Lisbon tonight! Backstreet Boys! Katherine and I seriously debated whether ...
... from those coming up the River Tagus. After what might well have been our most expensive coffees of the whole trip at some cool hotel on the river, we headed to the Electricity Museum and a great couple of hours (I know - I really wasn't expecting it either!) but they have created an interactive and really informative museum and we had a great time there. Loved the hand generator that allowed you to shock your unsuspecting friends!
My first day in Lisbon I succeeded in having a pure beach day. And I have the sunburn to prove it. I went to Carcavelos and it was a great beach. I loved that Portugal is so safe. I was able to keep my bag on the beach and swim without worrying about someone stealing my things. Everyone left their stuff and that was a great thing. I also dont bring anything to the beach when I go. Literally a towel, sunglasses, a book and some money. Also, ...
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