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We hiked up to Palacio Nacional de Sintra, which we could see from our hotel's restaurant, with it's two conical shaped chimneys protruding occasionally out of the mist rolling in and out like the tide. We took the steepest way ...
... so Monica´s father, who owns a taxi company, assigned a taxi driver to take us to Sintra, Cascais and Lisbon in order for us to avoid the hassle of transportation. Luis (or "Lulu," as we called him), was an absolute angel of God. He is a sweet gentleman with a contagious laugh and a heart as enourmous as the big, blue sea. Our first stop of the trip was Sintra, a beautiful mountainous city that overlooks all of Portugal. Of course we had to try traditional ...
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We "woke up" at 7:30am to the sound of rain. We were so tired still. The sound of rain coupled with the cold room temperature made it very very hard to get out of bed. We had to brave the cold though because we had a long day ahead. We got dressed, grabbed our lunch and headed out to the train station.
We were a little confused at first but eventually had two tickets to a town just north of Lisbon called Sintra. It is supposed to have castles and other cool ...