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... He was a dictator that the King put in place from 1750 to 1777. He was talented, ambitious and ruthless. He was the ambassador to England and learned many modern ways which came in very handy when the earthquake hit in 1755, but he expelled the Jesuits (to keep them from monopolizing the educations system), he put the Bishop of Coimbra in prison, and broke off relations with the Pope.
He rebuilt the old city after the earthquake and that was a good thing.
We arrived in Lisbon at about 8am after a not so smooth trip in from Madrid. It seems that somehow the system booked four people for one bed on our night train, and the whole first leg consisted of haggling for beds and shuffling rooms. It ended with me and Lacy sharing a non ventilated room with no air flow with an adorable old Canadian lady. The prison cell sized box we slept in was not the most comfortable and we nearly fell off our ...
... set out for the day - it helped that today was a beautiful sunny and hot day.
We got a pass for the Hop on Hop off bus that was valid for 48 hours and it was a real treat to sit in the top deck and absorb the look and feel of the place - we covered only the red line and that was very educational and worthwhile!
Then we paid a visit to the Hard Rock Cafe and then the trams - made famous by the song - "Funiculý, ...
... degrees… which may be the hottest I have ever felt in my
life- it was beautiful! We woke up around 11 am and headed out to find
breakfast. It was so weird though because literally the area we started walking
in was like a ghost town. No one was there, nothing was open and it looked like
the streets had been partied in. The only thing we could find that was open was
a Mcdolands, so we took full advantage of it and enjoyed some chicken wraps.
After our ...
... Lisbon's defense system and played a role in some of the prominent Portuguese voyages, but it was also built ornately, with really cool architecture. The climb to the top of the tower gave us great views of Lisbon and the river.
We headed back to our hostel to watch the U.S.-Turkey soccer friendly, then went out to find dinner. Only tourist trap restaurants seemed to be open in our touristy neighborhood ...