Sao Pedro Lisbon Hotel
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... a liquor made from the ginja berry (like a cherry), sugar, cinnamon and brandy. Quite yummy. Still looking for something sweet, we walked a few blocks for some amazing pastries at Casa Brasileira. Something tells me we'll be back to this place!
With the buzz from the ginjinba still fresh, we decided to call it a night after this very very long day. Tomorrow our plans are to check out the sites at the nearby town of Belem.
Day 3 -- Belem
... de janero. However you spell it. The statue, which I didn’t manage to get a photo of, was off in the distance and was near the Spanish replica of the golden gate bridge. We stop the bus at the water front on the new side of Lisbon and visited the Monument to Discoveries. This enormous monument is devoted to all the Spanish explorers and those who helped in gaining the wealth for Spain. We have to cross the main street through a tunnel to see the statue but before we ...
... having lunch and he said that if the Roosters they were dining on did not get up to sing and dance before his execution time, he was guilty. And sure enough, the Roosters did just that.
Anyway, the next stop we went to was the Tower of Belém right on the water, built in 1515 and completed in 1519. If enemies tried to approach the city of Lisbon, the guards would be waiting in that fortress, ready to attack. My favorite ...
Ended Friday evening with a few obligatory card games of 500. Saturday morning and as intended we got up 'bright and early' for our day out into Lisbon. OK we left at 10:00am alright!
We took ages over trying to decipher route maps of train, buses, sight-seeing buses and metro to work out how best to get around the city. We didn’t get lost but not sure if we always went the best way.
... walked to view the Belem Tower. Didn't climb and just took a look at it from afar.
On our way home we decided to have lunch. Paul had a rice and octopus rice and I had a cod. Both were quite salty--not enough to not eat, but very close to it. We walked quit a bit (over 12,000 steps today!).
This evening was Fado and dinner. Bot were OK. We decided that ...