Pensao Residencial Portuense
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... dinner in a city restaurant. Bought 2 embroidered fans for 5 Euro.
Sunday 25/5. 8.45am we are on the bus heading for morrocco. South of Seville we first pass farming land and then small mountains as we near the coast and can see Gibraltar in the distance. Crossing the straits of Gibraltar was easy with our guide, Juan, directing us and our suitcases all safely locked on the bus. Lots of good agriculture as we drive south to Fez.
... and I think guy wanted to be an F1 driver by the way we’re speeding through the streets. Even around the cops, it doesn’t seem to matter. He hands us brochures to look through and offers us some advice for restaurants. We finally get to our destination, and he switches the meter off, which read 9 euro and something, he then asks for 25 Euro. To which we say we’ve been told it should be a max of 9 – 10 Euro. He won’t have any of it, ...
... got tired, we headed back to pay the expensive parking. The homeless man was still there, with his meagre pot of copper coins. He was still helping people, maybe because he was bored, or maybe because he was just a helpful sort of person. We had a left over sandwich and a blackened, but ok inside banana. I asked him if he was hungry and he virtually inhaled the sandwich, wrapper and all. He was obviously very hungry.
After that, there was an interesting social ...
... anything but two small spoon(un)fuls. UGH!!!!!
I then walked toward the waterfront which is on the TEJO RIVER. The river was very clear and a few boats lined the area. There was a cruise ship also.
I went back to the hotel and rested a while. I had walked so much, got lost about ten times, but finally found someone that pointed me in the direction of the hotel. My feet were killing me. ...
... don’t take it (or themselves) too seriously. I noticed much of the “graffiti” could actually very well be street murals. And even the public trash cans have a colorful scene of humor to them:
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPensao Residencial Portuense Lisbon
We walked past the hotel initially, as it doesn't have a big sign out of the front. The staff at the service desk were very friendly and helpful. I did get a big shock when I saw my single room at first, as it was extremely basic. There was a small single bed, very narrow room, but an enormous bathroom. The shower was on the floor level, which meant that water escaped under the shower curtain and went all over the tiles on the floor. However, I managed to cope with that. The room was clean and I didn't spend much time in there anyway. It would have been good to have had wifi in the bedrooms, but there are areas downstairs where you can acess it. The hotel is in a great location, with dozens of restaurants just down the street. It is also within easy walking distance of the main tourist attractions by the seaport. It is also close to trams, buses and trains. The price was low and did include a basic breakfast of bread, rolls, butter, jams and tea or coffee. It cost me less than 200 euros for 4 nights' accommodation, which is pretty good value.
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