Trip Start Feb 22, 2005
47Trip End Feb 11, 2006
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Onto more pleasant things go I got quite a surprise when I arrived in Lisbon. After getting off the bus and getting my things together I was just starting to make my way across the station when I heard someone call out my name. I was thinking 'hang on a second I don't know anyone in Lisbon' and when I turned around there was a girl waving to me who I knew I recognised from somewhere but couldn't quite place. It turned out to be Holly Keenan who I worked with at the Yacht Club last summer before I left home. The bundah people reading might also know her as Tess's younger sister. So anyway, that was a completely random meeting as I certainly had no idea she was travelling so we had a good chat for a while going over our various travels before eventually getting down to the business of finding my way to my hostel. After arriving at the hostel I got chatting with a couple of americans, a belgian and a brit before heading out to a club called Lux at about 1130 thinking that it was getting late and that we'd better get a move on. However when we arrived there we were informed that we couldn't get in until midnight and that it wouldn't be busy until at least 2:00 anyway. Sure enough when we returned a couple of hours later we found the place still wasn't that full and continued to fill up for another couple of hours and at 6:00 was as busy as ever but soon after that I decided it was bed time and made my way home but apparently the place keeps going until 9 or 10 in the morning, a bit different from lil' ol' Canberra anyway.
Needless to say after such an early morning I've been a little bit slow getting going today so can't really report on anything of Lisbon itself but I'll get out there now and see what I can find.