Travel Blogs from Lisbon
About the Madrid-Lisbon night train. The more economic seated ticket, as opposed to the sleeper cabin with a real bed, proved to be a study in sadistic train car engineering. The seats did not recline, each pair of seats on either side of the aisle was eternally and immovably sundered by a weilded-in armrest that gets in the way of whatever form of …
... was no real spot where it looked easy to paddle from. We watched it for a while and decided our best bet was to jump right off at the point. To do this we had to time the sets. We waited about 10 minutes and then it looked like we were finally going to get a break in the sets for us to paddle out. Just as we were about to jump off this reef I hear a wave break behind us. I turn around and see a ton of rushing water coming at us. A sneaker wave ...
Weather: 31º C initially cloudy then sunny
Today we are on a day tour to Evora, an historical/monumental city. We were picked up by our 30 year old guide (Leonore we think) who then drove us to pick up the other 2 joining us. These 2 guys were friendly smiling Indian Psychiatrists attending a conference here. One lives in Invercargill and the other Melbourne.
On the way we came across many storks nesting on the high tension ...
... saw on our tour.
A footnote: the local people we have met have mentioned how cold it is in this part of the world, blaming northern Europe for the unusual weather. As a Canadian, I found it quite comfortable with a light jacket or sweater and pleased to hear it wasn't "blame Canada" time again. We so often talk about the "cold air from Canada" and not so often do we blame "the hot air from the south". Sorry, my American friends. I had to say it.
... I'm definitely adding people-watching to my list of things to do during the day.
Everyone drinks wine with lunch, the majority are loud and proud smokers and we have yet to see an attractive female. Many cute men though *wink.
The food is still a little disappointing. I guess I shouldn't say disappointing because you get exactly what's on the menu...its just so plain. I ordered a lettuce, tomato, cheese, oregano and nut salad. I got ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsResidencia Imperador Lisbon
I would recommend this accomodation to everyone traveling in Lisbon. Guests come from all over, being both native Portuguese and foreigners. Even though the location is an eight story building, the appointment of the interiors and the attentiveness of the staff to requests and inquiries give the residence a touch of the Irish Bed and Breakfast personalized accomodation.
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