Turim Alameda Hotel
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... public transportation and over 2 million folks commute a day!!
We took a bus up to the Castle, Sao Jorge Castle. It was from the 8th century and the Moors built it. Some of it is still intact but you need to use your imagination to see who they lived here. We were able to pictures of the city, the river, the Alfama district and each other. What was pretty cool is the peacocks! All over the place. It is mating ...
... saw large numbers of wind turbines. These were huge monstrosities but whilst they might have been a blight on the landscape (which, really, they weren't if you looked at them with an open mind), it was an obvious sign that Portugal takes its sourcing and using of alternative fuels seriously. Good on them, I say.
Later on today, we leave Portugal for Spain. On to our next adventure.
Moce mada and love to you all.
[This contribution: Bob]
While legend says Lisbon was founded by Ulysses and was called Olisipo after him, it was more likely that the area was founded by the Phoenicians as far back as 1200BC.
Over the centuries, the city has had its fair share of bad luck. In the 1300s, the Black Death devastated the population, while in 1755 a large portion of the city was destroyed by an earthquake – many of the destroyed buildings were rebuilt by the Marquis de Pombal.
... filled floor mosaics and unbelievable carved fireplace. The highlight, though, were the whimsical gardens that featured numerous lakes, fountains, grottoes and--coolest of all--underground tunnels that led to and from the various lakes, fountains and grottoes. We took the overland trails among the sights, as well, but the secret passageways (some of which were pitch black and required use of our ...
... breakfast however. Portugal has a fantastic assortment of pastries, but portions are light regardless of what you eat, foregoing large breakfasts with the expectation lunch and dinner will be large. Portions, aside from breakfast, are enormous. I MAY have finished one or two meals since completely since I have arrived.
Lunches are just dinners at a different time. If there are lunch menus and dinner menus, I ...