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... VII park is lovely and has monuments to Queen Elizabeth of England and a really interesting one dedicated to April 25, 1974 when they won independence.
We then headed to the Belem district. It is outside the city about 3 miles but it has many historical buildings that survived the earthquake of 1755. And it was the send off point for all the Portuguese explorers from the Age of Discovery.
We saw the Jeronimos Church (St. Jerome to us guys, not the Indian from america) ...
... times. After getting quite lost wandering the hills of Alfama, we happened across out hostel and home for the next 4 days. It was beautiful and so worth the struggle of getting there. Alfama Patio Hostel had gorgeous flowers and hammocks hanging outside in the courtyard, and had the most amazing upper patio that overlooked old white buildings with ceramic shingled roofs and framed the bright blue water in the background. We ate one of ...
... which means Up and Down! that is literally what it does!
But the most amazing thing was that when we got the top, we met some Kiwis that we knew from NZ - in fact they were Tanya's old boss Alan and Margot Acland!! It was such a coincidence and we were just gobsmacked that this could even happen in another part of the world! We did chat for a while with them and shared places of interest in Lisbon.
Lisbon, to me is ...
... 8217; we started attempting to walk out of the historical center-
where we live- to a harbour area with a monastery. We tried asking for
directions but no one had any clue what we were talking about and after
attempting to figure out their train system we gave up and started walking.
After about 15 mins of nnearly dying in heat we caved and took a taxi. After
figuring out actually how far it was we were happy we didn’t walk because it
would have taken ...
... Sunday night, so we ate some cheap doner kebab that night--enough time had passed since our month in Turkey that we were ready for it again. We went to bed excited for our cousin Helen's arrival early the next morning.
Unfortunately, we woke up to an email from Helen saying that she had missed her flight from Paris due to a series of unfortunate events that piled on top of each other and made for what ...