Grande Pensao Residencial Alcobia
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... dined at a "fado" restaurant. Fado is the native music of Portugal. It was a very enjoyable experience. There was zero table turnover at the restaurant meaning all guests stayed the entirety of the show which lasted 3-4 hours.
Overall, eating is intended to be an experience, not a rushed effort to merely satisfy hunger. The process of eating is slow and methodical for both the diner and the restaurant where they were eating.
... are in no rush to serve you. You should not be in a rush to be served, either. When the set was done, the lights went back up and I ordered my “caldo verde”, a green kale soup with bread. People began to chatter. I tried crossing my legs, but the table was too short. I felt pretty underdressed for such an occasion, but no one seemed to even notice me. Another woman approached the stage, and sang until two in the morning. It was a wonderful first night in Portugal. ...
... jabbered in Portugese! Very contrary to Spain, Turkey, Greece and Morocco where a basket of bread is given free with each meal. Disappointing. One black mark against Portugal.
Every cloud has a silver lining and ours was that the sun had finally beaten a path through the mist. On we meandered, up alley, down steps, up steps, down streets. One thing that makes this place feel special are the trams that wind up and down the hills, ...
When you have no bread in Lisbon - go out the door turn left (or right) walk and you will find bread in less than 5 minutes. Feeling pretty confident they could put that in the guide books. Lovely fresh bread and cheese is on the table for our morning coffee. Thanks Donna.
What!??! Just seeing if you were paying attention. No, but it's there for her coffee, thanks Dave!
Out we head to see the city.
Well I think the word to summarize this weekend is EVENTFUL.
From Zaragoza, we used blablacar to get to Madrid. We met a 29 year old guy from the south of Spain. He was very fun. We literally talked the whole ride, and played and sang to music. It was unfortunate that Michelle doesn't speak much Spanish and the guy didn't speak any English. When we got to the Madrid we had a bit if time to eat then take our flight. It was only 45 minutes but Portugal is an ...