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We started our Adventure in Portugal this morning by exploring the historic core of Lisbon on a walk. We decided, however, on a unique way to reach our starting point, exchanging our modern coach to board vintage cable cars – Tram #28 in this case – to rattle through the streets of the city. Lisbon is a hilly place, built it seems, like legendary Rome, on seven hills, and the ...
... under a patio unbmrella.
My first impression is that the city needs a good cleaning! Lots
of garbage and graffiti, and several derelict and abandoned buildings. Things
are bit better in the touristy part, but it’s clear the resources and/or desire
to preserve and restore old buildings simply aren’t there. Mind you, rain always
makes a place look dreary – it seemed better later ...
... for dessert in a Portugese restaurant called Hockey Cafe. The restaurant brought us some appetizers to start with, which we thought were included but they weren't. We found out later from Isobel that if we didn't want them we could have sent them away, but it was OK. They were tasty, and they were Portugese, so it didn't feel like we were cheating after all.
... there are lots of restaurants and bars/cafés. We were aiming for the Tasco do Chico, where there was going to be amateur Fado night. Fado is the traditional music of southern Portugal, a very melancholic sound, with a singer and guitar players. It is mostly done now for tourists, but after experiencing an amazing Pena in Salta, Argentina, I really wanted to find the more local feel. The bar is tiny! We stopped at a pharmacy so that I could ask directions, and found our way into ...
... resource. I also, through the program, hope to put myself in a situation where speaking Spanish is my only option, with the kids, with the staff at school and with the locals in the town. And along the way, I hope to help the kids in whatever little way I can – those who never ask but need a lot. If I can contribute a little, I would feel that I’ve made a difference in the world. There are other volunteering opportunities that ...