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... color to the city. During our visit to Lisbon, we visited the tile museum and learned about the origin of the tiles and how they are resilient against water and wind, which is nice because the buildings don't have to be replaced or restored. We also had the opportunity to paint our own tiles in the same fashion that the Portuguese did.
Another interesting thing that I learned in Portugal that ...
... pin bend. When we found the free parking we were looking for, the spaces were taken but as Richard turned the Burkemobil around to go an old Portuguese guy directed us next door where there was plenty of room. Soon the old guy was collecting a euro from us and the convoy of motor homes that had followed and then nipped off to the bar across the road. After a five hour run the next day, we limped into a Biologico parque, our last stop in Portugal with a puncture ...
After a bit of exploring, some ropey tapas and a few cervejas in Lisbon's fishiest bar, we headed back to our penthouse in the epicentre of Lisbon's LBGT community. Showers, beers, food taken care of, onto Barrio Alto.
The journey there was marred slightly by the fact no-one really knew where we were going, the group was split 4-2 after most of us conceded and jumped in ...
... a model of modern design - check out the "toilet paper wall" photo. There was a very sleek Kayak that was designed in Portugal but i couldn't take a photo of the exhibit.
Castelo de Sao Jorge was our next stop. Mostly just the walls, towers and courtyards are left but it is a centrepiece for Lisboa, built on one of the seven hills of the City and originally designed to protect it. Of course, the taxi ride up to it was nail biting but we made it up and down again ...
... until trip how little we knew about the Portuguese culture. We were unsure of how the language sounded and what type of cuisine we would endure. So we facebooked our Portuguese friends from home and they had plenty of suggestions of what to try and what to see. Shout out to the Marques and Christian steeds :) ! We started right away trying some of the suggested meals. Then we settled into our hostel. It was absolutely adorable. We give ...
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