Quinta da Capela
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... the tunnelled under the whole garden and joined you up with different parts. Just about every main part of the garden was connnected by a tunnel and each one had some sort of metaphore for life. They weren't that interesting because I can't remeber them. The best part of the garden had to be the initiation well, an eight story hole with a winding stair case that connected to several tunnels from top to bottom. It was insanly cool.
July 24, 2014
CASCAIS to SINTRA
Moon Hill Hostel €62 ($82) double with shared bath, including breakfast
Scenic Bus 434
Gorgeous Coastal Road ...
... They put the menu on iPads with photos in multiple languages but it's just for displaying, not ordering with WIFI.) When I asked for size of the crab, he said something in Portuguese and pointed in his direction. At first I thought he wanted me to follow him, but what he really meant was if I wanted beer. Later, after the meal, we found out that he is already 70+ years old and had been working in the restaurant for 40 something years. Yet, as he ...
... dropped off at the correct location. Our shuttle from the airport dropped us off at the wrong train station and we realized it 15 minutes before our train left to Lisbon. Monica (a good friend I met at ICN) offered Bee and I to stay at her motherīs house during our visit and she would be waiting for us! We ran looking for a taxi and after some bargaining (which I managed to do in Spanish), the driver took us to the train station. It was like out of a scene Fast & ...
... stop in Sintra. The real excitement on day 1 was at Quinta da Reguilera.
The place is stunning. A Neomanueline (which I think could basically be translated as architecture with lots of frou frou) mansion with extensive gardens, the whole place feels like an adventure into something like the Addams Family. The Garden, however, is the real star- massive and full of towers, and paths to explore. We stumbled across a stream with stepping-stones. We decided to cross the ...