Quinta Do Conde
Travel Blogs from Sintra
... everywhere right now and they are juicy and full of flavour. When I say everywhere, I mean everywhere. They fall down around you from above while you are driving or walking. A constant supply. The garlic are huge, hard and fresh, braided and ready to pull off and use. Like other parts of Europe, you use the flavours that are freshest, they taste better when you have waited so long to have them.
My foot/ ankle is just fine, I was lucky and am ...
... dreary and cold day which we spent mostly in the hostel, only emerging to find some groceries to make delightful warming roasted vegetable soup. The following day, after paying far too much for 36 hours of parking, we were on our way out of Lisbon to the south-western corner of the country to Sagres, where we spent one windblown afternoon and night before crossing the border back into ...
... I was (rightfully!) panicked!! After 40 minutes, back he comes, shocked to find me still saving the parking place (rooted to the spot, crying my eyes out!) and apologizing profusely because he got lost, disoriented after being forced to take one-way streets almost into Lisbon's city center, and finally managing to make his way back, then realizing after all that that he had forgotten to get the gas! ...
... private, just beautiful.
Checked in and then walked into town centre, what a beautiful little place, beautifully restored buildings and cute little streets. Long, steep walk though .......
Had a great dinner - on small local place, Sean had BBQ meats and I had goat sausages - very different but ...
... time here in ~Lisbon. We went into the city only 2m away and had a meal then walked along the front to see the Tall Ships lined up along the wharf. Then listened to a great blues band playing there til near midnight.
It's very hot at the moment and we have just eaten a delicious ice cream. Now we have to find a fabric shop to sort out another repair job!
Hope to catch up again in the Algarve (Lagos).
Other places to stay in Sintra
Praca da Republica, Sintra | 4 star hotelfrom $77
- Once inside, the views are fantastic
- Views to die for
- Great location & view!
Rua dos Malmequeres, 1 - Janas, Sintra | 3 star hotelfrom $91
Rua Barbosa do Bocage 10, Sintra | 5 star hotelfrom $187
Avenida Alfredo Coelho S/N, Sintra | 3 star hotelfrom $61
Rua Consiglieri Pedroso 38-40, Sintra | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Largo Afonso Albuquerque No 25, Sintra | 2 star hotelfrom $83
Estrada Velha de Colares, Sintra | 3 star hotelfrom $170
Estrada Nacional 249, Sintra | 2 star hotelfrom $41
Rua Dr. Alfredo Costa, n.0 15-17, Sintra | Hotelfrom $93