Vivamarinha Hotel & Suites
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... and finally Lisbon comes to an end.
1448. My Town of the Day (Por 042)
Alges, January 6, 2013, Day 180
4 hrs, 2.0 kms
Day Totals: 16 hrs, 19.9 kms
Alges is the next town west of Lisbon, and it looks like it's going to be my only "new town" today. With a pleasant pedestrian street with statues of common folks and a city hall that looks more like a famiy mansion, it's nice to finish my day with a calm, down to earth sort of place.
Rest Day. Today we went to the inner city and just looked around, stopped several times for refreshments as we do some people did some shopping but I didn't see anything that I had to have. We had a good look around this hotel,it really is lovely,so many beautifully furnished rooms,lovely to,just sit and relax ...
... have seen many dozens of them. Reaching the outskirts of Cascais on this fine Sunday afternoon, we were totally unprepared for the massive traffic jam along the narrow coastal road and the hundreds of parked cars jamming the narrow streets, and leaving only a few cm each side for cars to drive through. After many twists, turns and roundabouts, our GPS lady claimed to have delivered us to our destinations. The problem was that we were outside the local marina, rather than ...
... train to get a better overview of the area without having the pressure of driving through the narrow streets, trying to avoid the tourist buses which somehow managed to weave their way around all the narrow bends.
Friday was a public holiday, although we didn't realise that for a while. John's football game was on at 3pm at Belem, on the outskirts of Lisbon and right behind the Jeronimos Monastery, so we decided ...
... lunch to take with us and depart just after12. The sat nav is set up funny and doesn't show is the estimated time but we think it should take around 4hrs! We have to head over to Pinhao first (the town we went to yesterday) and then down from their to the a24 and then the a1. The first hour and a half are very windy roads with fantastic views, actually all of the drive has fantastic views and I manage to stay awake the whole ...