Travel Blogs from Madalena
... fish arrived and was dissected at the table by the waiter and I only got one bone - surprise! Yet, come on Portugal! Not one boneless fish fillet on our whole trip? I can go to Zehrs or Howell's at home and get a fillet anytime I want, and they have copious amounts of fish compared to Ontario! Ah, one last complaint about bones, and that was it. The fish is grilled and delicious.
After dinner and at dusk, Donna puts in a request to visit the fog enshrouded castle ...
Today I took the double-decker bus to Cascais and the coast of Lisbon. Breathtaking views. I sat on top of the bus and it got very chilly. I was glad I had bought a windbreaker with me. I would find out when I got back to the hotel that the sun really took a liking to my face. I know I should have bought sunscreen for my face but....well what can I say? The sunburn I received was worth the experience of seeing the ...
... for us. Met Giacom. Dropped our bags and went on the Alfama night tour. João, the presumed owner of the hostel, led us to the medieval cathedral, a few cafe/bars for local drinks (liqueur, beer, sweet wine), a lookout towards the river, and a fado bar (fado being the emotive Portuguese singing). Varoon got chatting with a strange Brazilian. Went back to the ...
Spotting one of the bigger restaurants that had enough sits
for our group, we chose the restaurant. The lunch menu only had a few items in
which almost all of them were meat, pork, or chicken. At first I wasn’t sure if
I would want to try the only fish option, or go all vegetarian. But there I had
my first experience with Portuguese food, Bacalao;
Codfish, with little potato pieces, almost like steaks n shakes ...
... t bother voting because they feel that they can't change anything. What hope? Not much he said -just live for today and don't think about tomorrow.
The famous 'fado' reflects this melancholy and the haunting female voices singing the sad words can be heard in the bars.
Other places to stay in Madalena
Rua Conselheiro Terra Pinheiro 3, Madalena | 3 star hotelfrom $72