Palacete Chafariz D'El Rei
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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... Christians took the city off The Moors in 1147 and in 1755 there was an earthquake that levelled most of the place. Many countries from around the world chipped in to help with the rebuild. Our GPS activated audio guide didn’t say why. In fact it didn’t say lots of things, it just kept banging on about the earthquake (1755). What are you not telling us Lisbon, what are you hiding and what did you do in World War 2 that you don’t want to talk about? ...
... buildings inhabited by powerful people. Our visits today take us to places that cause involuntary gasps of delight. As usual we are plagued by rain, but we're getting used to it by now. After a huge cloudburst in the hills outside Sintra (at the Moorish Castle) the sky clears and we are able to enjoy some sunshine peeking through the dark thunderheads (yes, we have thunder today as well ...
... station to the Palace was a wise investment – it reminded me of the old buses that use to run from the bottom of Sunshine in Banff before they built the gondola – i.e. about 100 switchbacks and tons of vertical.
On the way down we walked through the Palace Gardens, which were lush, sprawling, and captivating. All sorts of surprises along the way, including a chapel, a temple, ...
... airports. They are often cheaper than local cabs and more reliable. Everything is booked on-line.
We touched base with Ron and Marlene Massa, our travel companions, who had arrived earlier. We grabbed a quick bite to eat in the hotel restaurant and tried our first Portuguese red wine (Villa Regia) which was excellent. Yvonne even asked for her own glass. Now it is off to bed in an attempt to recalibrate the body clock. The real adventure begins ...
... our first morning in Lisbon, we woke up early, got breakfast, bought some fruit at the local grocery store and headed to the beach. Because we had assumed the weather wasn't going to be that hot and we all brought carry-on-bags, none of us remembered to pack sunscreen. Knowing my white-girl genes, I was determined to find sunscreen in one of the many little stores along the path to the beach. Because the Portuguese locals obviously do not need the sunscreen as much ...