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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Another day, another travel schedule. Our second morning in Barcelona was a short one in Spain as we needed to catch the train to the airport around 9am on our way to Lisbon, our last city on the trip. We had packed a little bit the night before which made the morning less stressful. After getting ready we took a walk to the same breakfast spot we had hit the morning before, Cafe Oasis just a block away. We ordered the same exact things as the morning before ...
... until the next tram was due to arrive. Time seemed to slow as we watched our numbers count from 17 down to 1, and then, right before my eyes, they jumped back up to 8! There were a few nutters hanging around the tram stop so we were eager to get the hell out of there! We eventually got on, got off and headed for the hostel. We had a booking with a place called 'The Famous Crows'. It was a great hostel with new bathrooms, a nice kitchen and lovely staff but was one of the smaller hostels ...
... up to the top of the Castelo district to see Sao Jorge Castle is well worth it, the views are excellent from up there.
It is also worth wandering sometimes, especially through a couple of districts called Alfama and Barrio Alto. Alfama is the oldest district in Lisbon and very important for the cultural identity of the city. It is also the home of Fado, the melancholy guitar-based music famous in Portugal. Barrio Alto is home to an ...
... to be near royalty also built their estates nearby so there are plenty of "palaces" in the area.
We visited the National Palace(Palacio National), which dates to the 15th century and is the oldest palace in the area. Originally started as a hunting lodge it was expanded over time and now meanders over the hillside with multiple levels and corresponding steps that need to be traversed. Although it has been called the Versailles of Portugal it ...
... my own. If I could do that, Europe is a piece of cake.)
Anyway, everyone made it to the flight on time and we all got home safely. I headed back to celebrate Sarah's birthday with a special dinner. I gave her the necklace I bought for her in Sintra. :)
Now, I have to get back to reality (is this even reality?) and do some actual homework before the next week starts. More plans, more excitement, and more adventure await.