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... place. Joan, our host greeted us and we checked in to his apartment which is over his home. It is amazing!!!
We showered, dressed and went for a walk thru the maze of alleys and steps, getting lost a few times. Had dinner at Sao Miguel D'Alfama Restaurant which features Fado music. Susan had pork and clms and Joe Pork and Chestnuts
It was quite an adventure finding our way back home. What a relief. ...
... and a 20 foot wave. November 1, 1755 was not a good day for Lisbon and that day has not been forgotten in the city even 260 plus years later. There is a church in the Bairro Alto District that Lisbon left "as is" in remembrance of the great quake. That is something that all visitors should check out as well.
All in all I spent the whole day walking around this District and taking in the views of the city from the castle.
This morning, we got a reasonable start to the day, 10:30 am! I think some of the girls were concerned when I said "a reasonably early start tomorrow". They do not know me well yet, and have not learned that I am NOT a morning person (it actually worked out really well that Katherine and I were in the loft, as we went to bed later than the others).
Also, let me add that the cereal here is wonderful! And, I found maracuja yogurt (passionfruit)! Reminds me of Sucre, ...
... big and beautiful that it looked like a Palace.
I should tell you that we were slightly confused on how to get out to Belem in the morning. We knew which tram we wanted to take but not how to pay for it. We put money on the metro card and boarded the train. Well we didn't do something right because the card scanner beeped and flashed red. We stayed on the bus though because it was too crowded and we ...
... town (Barrio Alto) but this seemed to be out of service with lots of the emergency service hanging about. (Tony was too tight to spend the 5 euros so we walked up instead). Great view from the top over Lisbon and lots of artists painting near a park, although there was lots of graffiti around the city and you could feel the poverty.
I cant believe however how much they had copied Macau even to the way they had done the paths :-).
Next stop was Faro, back to the 2 stars ...