Sintra Bliss House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... It was classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1995. On the main square is the National Palace. It's unmissable on the horizon - a large white building with two huge cones rising above it. Our guidebook says to look for Madonna's pointy bra. Lol. When we toured through the National Palace, we saw that the cones are actually chimneys. From the huge palace kitchen, you can see up into them. It was pretty amazing. The Palace dates back to Moorish times, but ...
Debbie was given the GPS to manage on the way home as they will use it to continue their journeys come Monday. No problem....we arrive, a bit of a round about way than the locals take you, but a good journey.
We discuss our day and we are content in spite of the attitudes we experienced today. Two people are not going to spoil this moment. It is sad that they are not happy. We all know someone that would love to be in their shoes!
... for us by our landlady, we presume. Wine, beer, fruit, ham and cheese along with crackers fill a basket. The fridge has milk and juice. There are fresh flowers in every bedroom, the kitchen, the living and dining room. This is nice. We know we are not going anywhere tonight. We will sleep and hopefully cure the jet lag!
We are curious at the amount of small steps there are in the house leading from one room to another. We know we ...
... where pastry dough would have been rolled on the cool stone are still anchored to the floor. Huge spits for roasting haunches of meat are in the middle of the floor where large fires would have burned.
Elsewhere in the palace dining rooms have the china of King Pedro with the royal arms of Portugal and lovely pink and gold trim.
We stay the night within walking distance of the palace in ...
... I was clutching the diminutive handrail. The walls, built so thick, they were able to withstand a cannonball attack. A beautiful and scenic location. Walking on down the hill, I heard in the distance, what I believed was Fado. Fado, loosely translated is fisherwomen's blues. I really hadn't planned on it but, since I was right there, I popped in, had a beer and listened for a set. Glad I did.
*Got my first real European "cheek to ...