Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... things out. We had a map from
the information desk at the airport and slowly figured out where we were going.
We explored the center of the city and had a beautiful dinner consisting of
traditional portugese Bacao- cod. It was perfect and it was nice to take it all
in outside. We had a shady encounter of a guy trying to sell us drugs as we
were walking around but it was really funny. We attempted to get to the top of
an elevator that shows the view of the city ...
... Internet room. Had lunch in restaurant next door and the cost was 27.50 euro, there was a 50 percent discount at lunch time. Went on tour of Lisbon. Streets are crazy and caught a tram up to the top of San Sebastián castle. Didn't think the tram would make it all the way up. Castle had impressive views over the city and river. Dinner in ...
... since then and no more stops. I need to go so badly. The driver speaks Portuguese so I can't ask him when we'll stop next...
- I had the wonderful feeling of being an experienced traveler. I have no idea how Angela would have made it ...
... was exploring new turf himself so it was time for a walking tour to explore the hilly streets of this tram filled city. Tales were told of earthquakes that shook the city to the core, a schizophrenic writer and a carnation revolution that stopped a dictator.
The final day was spent with a sub-quest to Sintra where we frolicked in the fairy tale forests and crawled through a labyrinth of tunnels of a once wealthy lord. It ...
... here the topic turned to why they were visiting Portugal.
It turns out they were on a commemorative trip honoring Mendes. The man was Jewish and had been saved by Mendes when he was just four. His family was living in Belgium and they were some of the lucky people who made it out of Europe via Portugal.
I shook his hand and asked for a photo. What an amazing story.
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Other places to stay in Lisbon
S. Nicolau, Lisbon | Hotelfrom $18
Anjos, Lisbon | 2 star hotelfrom $35
Coração de Jesus, Lisbon | 3 star hotelfrom $43
Coração de Jesus, Lisbon | 3 star hotelfrom $52
S. José, Lisbon | 2 star hotelfrom $43
Coração de Jesus, Lisbon | 3 star hotelfrom $71
S. Jorge de Arroios, Lisbon | 3 star hotelfrom $57
Rua das Janelas Verdes 92, Lisbon | 4 star hotelfrom $191
S. Jorge de Arroios, Lisbon | 3 star hotelfrom $33
Rua do Salitre 134, Lisbon | Hotelfrom $26