Palacete Chafariz D'El Rei
Travel Blogs from Lisbon
... last bit may be superfluous, because the lack of air-conditioning in Europe has presented a unique entry into my life: an abundance of bugs, primarily those of the gnat and mosquito varieties. Since there is little to no air-conditioning in a lot of Europe’s older buildings, most people open windows to attempt to subdue the unpleasant gift that is the sun’s heat. Because of this, one should expect a large amount ...
... and we passed prostitutes looking for work on our first night here. I think the economic downturn hit Portugal pretty hard. I was also ****** off when we arrived as we got ripped off by the taxi driver from the airport. Paid double what we should have. Anyway, you live, you learn as they say! I quickly got over that when I saw our beautiful Airbnb accommodation with our own little balcony looking out to the river smack bang in the centre of everything. Perfect ...
... room temperature. It now holds a place of honour in our kitchen, like a special cake sitting out so that everyone can see it and wonder, "when are we going to eat that?"
After the market we went for lunch. Six hundred and eighty two steps later, we arrived to a small family run restaurant recommended in the Eye Witness guide (TopTen). It was 1:15 and we were again the first ones there. This is when Tony said he was going to try "bacalhau" which is salted cod, ...
... completely in this style. After we returned to our hotel Anne had a rest while I went to get a photograph of the portuguese flag and buy some new headphones (I managed to break my others when getting them out of my pocket). I returned 4 hours later and apologised to Anne. I had met Jay from our tour group and we walked into town and had a beer - I took a bit longer than I expected. I had left my phone in the hotel room so I had no way to let Anne know that I was ...
... an archeological dig and museum. It has breathtaking views of the city and of Alfama, the city's medieval village-like neighbourhood. It lies at the highest point in the Alfama and was begun in the 6th century. It has 5 towers, Tower of Keep, Tower of Ulysses, Tower of St Lawrence, Tower of the Cistern and Palace Tower. There are three gates in the walled area, the Moniz Gate is associated with the legend ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed