Hotel do Chiado
Travel Blogs from Lisbon
This week feels like a week in the Amazing Race. After leaving France, we had 8 nights to see 4 cities spread across 2 but maybe 4 countries depending the way you look at it. The time limit was set because we could get cheap flights to Morocco the following week, but with that came sacrifices to the quality of travel. We spent most of the week on trains, running to trains, or waiting at train stations.
Retrospectively looking back at the week that was, I think the biggest thing ...
... which is something that we don’t use a lot of at home.
- loved their goat and sheep cheeses. Oddly enough it was probably less salty than the varieties we get at home. There is also a variety of goats cheese here called drunken goats cheese which ...
... whole city and provides for some epic views, but is so overrun by tourists, that the whole experience ends up being quite flat.
The waterfront is newly renovated. It includes a stretch of concrete beach that disappears into the ocean. It's an awesome place to lounge around and enjoy the waves. The hilly scenery across the water reminds us of North Vancouver. Lying ...
On day 2 we took another walking tour to the East part of the city, but unfortunately our guide wasn't the greatest and barely told us anything we didn't already know. So armed with my trusty tablet I was fortunately able to cobble together some of the history myself.
The oldest area of the city, Alfama, resides now in the Eastern area from Rossio (main square) but was once the main part of the city. As it was not ...
... I wish I could thank those fun Londoners and the local Lisboner for their great conversations.
Almost any good night out concludes with a fast food fix. We couldn't locate any of our usual greasy indulgences, but we did find everyone crowded at A Merendeira. I found it hilarious that we were eating Caldo Verde soup (potato, onions, kale and chorizo) with chourico bread ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service