Evidencia Astoria Creative Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEvidencia Astoria Creative Hotel Lisbon
Nice place, well located, not very good on after-hours service but otherwise good value for money
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... sounded it turned out nothing like that. We had booked two nights at a very cool backpackers called Johnies Place in the Alfama area which is famous for bars, cafes, funky shopping, fado music, gorgeous vistas over the Rio Tejo and bright yellow trams bumping along tree lined cobbled streets. We spent the afternoon exploring the area whilst enjoying a cervezza and vino on some of the magnificent viewpoints. The cute little yellow trams bumped along the ...
... example New York City or Atlanta, however Lisbon is a series of winding streets situated on numerous hills, which is characteristic of the moors that took over Lisbon. Instead of building the city of Lisbon on a grid, such as the Romans did, it was built with a series of old winding cobblestone streets. By the mid 1100s the moors were expelled from Lisbon with the help of crusaders that were enlisted ...
... us space whereas Nicola would just go about her daily routine. I guess both ways of hosting have their pluses and minuses!
We've had a lovely few days exploring the historic city. I love the cobble stoned maze like alleyways of the Alfama district, and all the beautiful miradouros (lookouts) up hills with stunning vistas of the city below. It reminds me a bit of Dubrovnik here with all the orange ceramic tiled roofs.
The area of Belem was ...
... and shouting out to each other across the stalls. The building is under a renovation so some vendors were a bit isolated. It was odd to have quiet in their environment. We found a lovely lady selling "the" cheese and had a nice talk. She said to us as she pointed to Tony, "you are Italian" then she looked at me and said "you are not, you are English, yes?", we chuckled. We were also told not to put our cheese in the fridge, it would get too hard and it must be ...
Emirates flight EK191 Dubai to Lisbon
Flew over Saudi Arabia, Egypt. We flew straight over Cairo and saw the Pyramids, (that's one off the bucket list, we have seen them don't have to go to Egypt in the future.
Arrived safely in Lisbon, temperature a cooler 30 degrees, met up with Christine and Richard, Linda's sister and husband. Travelled into the mountains into the home village of "Esteiro".
Very peaceful and you can hear the ...