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  • Day6

    Lisbon first look

    June 5 in Portugal

    Off the train, two stops on the metro and a short walk to our hotel in the heart of Baixa. Nice room, helpful staff and a perfect location. We set off towards the river, wandered into the Lisbon Story where we skipped the story but bought a book. (the siege of Lisbon). We then wandered across the rua Augusta Square and rode the lift to the viewpoint. Lisbon is a lovely city, Terracotta roofs, tiled frontages, and pleasing sense of not being all about the tourists,it feels lived in. From the arch we wandered towards Rossia and found a cherry brandy bar: gingha (sp?) a quick shot and we continued up steps and a steep street to a little square by the Carmo museum where a band was busking and the jacarandas were in full bloom.
    After a sit and gawp we walked down the side of the ruined church to the lift designed by Eiffel's apprentice. There was only one lift operating so the queue was long but made shorter when a party of tourists decided not to wait. The lift was part of the transport system so we had to validate our tickets on entry.
    We drifted back to the hotel where we picked up warmer clothing and a recommendation for where to eat and off we went again. The restaurant was only round the corner, but just enough off the tourist track. Good food, friendly staff and we got bonus sherry from our Nepalese server. Afterwards we took a lift and wandered up towards the castle and had a drink in a bar behind a shop up there. Mandy also bought enamelled heart earrings. We headed back but the lift exit was closed at the bottom now and we had a little excitement trying to find our way out. But eventually we got back to the hotel.
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  • Day3

    XL Cheese Factory oder so...

    October 17 in Portugal

    Boa, Mate, da habe ich jetzt Bock drauf.
    - Do you know how to drink it?
    No 💡!
    Don‘t stir it, Your life depends on it.

    Reaktion von Maxi: Bäh

    Tolle Gegend, tolle Buchhandlung mit der schlecht sortiertesten Auswahl wo geht! No joke!
    Aber ein Fahrrad am Strick, das entschädigt natürlich.

  • Day40


    February 15, 2012 in Portugal

    Yesterday we where in Vigo, but Sheila and I didn't get off the ship as we've been here lots of times and the weather although sunny was cold.
    We stayed on board qnd enjoyed the quiet of the ship.
    Having said that the one fault the Independence has imho is no inside solarium other ships have a retractable roof but not this baby, that's why I think it would be better suited to the Caribbean rather than the Med.
    Last night in the diamond lounge was another great night with some great company.
    It's Lisbon today, a beautiful city so I might get off for a wander...we'll see.
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  • Day13

    Lisbon, Portugal

    July 22, 2016 in Portugal

    Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹, and I know I said I was getting off at all the ports from now on, but we docked right down by the 25 de Abril Bridge, 25th of April bridge for the non Portuguese speakers.
    And that means a 20 minute shuttle bus ride, at $9 per person, which I refuse to pay, or a 45 minute or so walk into the city.
    This really Ps me off when the ship could dock further down where the walk in to the city centre is 5 minutes.
    It's all down to finance, it's a lot cheaper to dock in a container port, than the passenger terminal, and the company gets the added bonus of $9 per head shuttle fees! 😤
    So I'm afraid there's nothing to report from sunny Lisbon.
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  • Day2

    Noro Virus

    November 24, 2012 in Portugal

    I forgot to mention that they had the Norovirus onboard ship on the last cruise, and they've still got the restrictions on in the windjammer.
    The staff are serving you the food instead of the usual self service, it's a pain but I suppose it's necessary.
    Also the food doesn't seem to be up to the usual standard.
    Anyway we are just pulling into Lisbon and the weather has calmed right down, but it's to dark at the moment to tell if it's going to be a nice day.
    At least we'll be able to go outside and get some fresh air, which we haven't been able to for the last two or three days.
    Moan over speak later lol.
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Alcântara, Alcantara

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