Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... and contemporary art. The most powerful and moving exhibition was one of a little Portuguese town. The town is slowly dwindling in numbers of residents. The artist captured the locals doing their thing in normal everyday life. You could see the pain and happiness in their photos. Very moving! Next step in Lisbon was a few and a few more drinks at the hostel. We meet so many amazing backpackers but linked up with two Aussies and a French Canadian. We all went out ...
... max. People like the American couple that looked like Katie Woodbridge, Andrew, Robbie, Greg, james, the kiwis who lived in London, Tim from Sydney, steph, Maddi. Then there were the staff like Ian who was a top bloke from Perth, meg and meghan and of course muma who would cook us crapes every morning. We also ran into Emma and 2 German chicks who she was traveling with. We met Emma in porto then again in Coimbra. For all the unhealthy partying we were doing in Lagos ...
... hot chocolate, singing, etc...) When we arrived in Lisbon, we truly had no idea where we were going or how to get to our hostel. This made it fun because we were so proud of ourselves when we figured how to use the metro system and find our way around a foreign city. I expected the hostel to be a cardboard box, equipped with rodents and an outhouse. However, it was GREAT. Probably the best part of the whole trip! Free ...
... to get off at Rossio and walk down Rua Augusta, it never happened. I believed I was following the signs right, but actually ended up walking 15 minutes in the other direction away from the river, I realized something was up when I began walking up hill and the area became less touristy and more grimy. I did however; snag a pretty cool pic in an alley. Continuing along, Bairro Alto and Chiado, home to trendy boutiques, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and fashionable hotels are to the west ...
... a vow of silence. They sold the pies without ever saying a word, they opened a small window, people would wait in line with their money. They never said a word. This recipe was given to a store in Belem. This store that has been selling them since 1837, and in my opinion it was the best we had all day.To top it all we took our pies and sat in one of the beautiful parks close to the monastery. We thought that it was mission complete.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet