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Travel Blogs from Lisbon
While staying in Lisbon, Portugal, I witnessed a city of relaxation. Sure, it was busy and bustling with people getting from one place to the next, but it didn't give the feeling of urgency or rigidity that many other cities would give. I was told by instructors and local Portuguese citizens alike that this was the nature of the Portuguese people. It is this quality that gives them a kind of nonchalant attitude towards the nature of their own Portuguese ...
We walked around awhile then decided to go back for one more sunset drink at the fabulous rooftop bar of our hotel!
Should have been here yesterday is a phrase surfers use to basically say you missed it. "Today isn't good but yesterday was amazing"! Should have been here then. If I had a dollar for every time I heard that I would have a lot more money in the bank right now then I currently do. Flying into Portugal I actually should have been there about 3 days before. One of the biggest swells anyone had ever seen hit the coast of Portugal in a place called Nazare. ...
... here. The city has many Moorish influences, including laybrinth streets. After wandering around for well over an hour, we finally found our way back to the mall right beside our hotel. As much as we didn't want to, we decided to get dinner here.
This mall was cool! It had so many stores, as well as a huge grocery store. We were able to stock up on diapers and baby food before searching for dinner. We ...
... on the grass in Jardim de S. Bento, a pretty little park with a Greek style fountain done up by some local kid in Rudolph the red nosed reindeer style. The day is sunny, the leaves are rustling and we pass in and out of consciousness as sketchy looking pigeons try to position themselves above us.
We survive the day scoring a big point against jetlag.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center