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Bairro Alto

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  • Day9

    Romanesque church-going

    April 28 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Our main objective of the day was to visit three romanesque churches, scattered in little villages around the Douro Valley. It made for spectacular driving to out of the way places. I will say, though, that Portuguese romanesque is just not as beautiful as what I see all the time in Spain. Joe says he has had his fill for a while, can’t say I blame him, but he was a good trooper.

    When we wanted to head back to Lisbon, we were in the middle of nowhere and had to cross a pretty desolate part of the country to get to the highway. All’s well that ends well, back in Lisbon for the second week of classes.
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  • Day11

    Metro, classes, gym, plazas, repeat

    April 30 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Our Lisbon life has settled into a routine. Up early, metro to class, metro home to fitness center in hotel, then a few hours in plazas around town.
    With a meal in a good restaurant to top it off

    Today I met with a wonderful friend who is now a justice on the Portuguese Supreme Court, and as always it was as if there had not been a year’s gap since I had seen her.

    Tomorrow, another national holiday, May 1, so our routine has been short-lived.
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  • Day30

    Lunch at Time Out Market

    October 3 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    As we found the bus quite easy to use, we decided we would return with it as well. We didn’t know the route past where we had got on, but hoped it would take us close to the Time Out Market, where we were heading for an early lunch. Unfortunately, not far after our place the bus turned right and headed towards the Baixa Chiado district, so we hoped off at the next stop and then walked the remainder of the way to the markets, which was about a kilometre.

    I had read up about some of the Michelin Star chefs who have stalls at the market, so we decided on something from chef Miguel Castro e Silva. We started with a lovely glass of rosé, and a cheese platter that came with bread and pumpkin jam - delicious. Next we tried a cod croquet, a chicken empanada and a mushroom pie - all were tapas size, and also very yummy. As you sit at shared tables at the market, it is quite easy to start chatting to people sitting close by. On this occasion, we started chatting to a lovely couple from Rotterdam as we finished our lunch. We had planned to have something else to eat from another chef, but were satisfied with what we had already eaten.

    We next caught a tram back towards Belém to go to the Banksy Exhibition - Genius or Vandal? It was a fabulous exhibition, held at the Cordoaria Nacional. Apparently, Banksy has now blacklisted the city of Lisbon as no-one asked him if it was ok to go ahead with the exhibit. It might be a bit difficult to ask for permission when Banksy does all he can to remain anonymous.

    We then walked back to the LX Factory, so that we could look around without being as rushed as we had been on the previous day. There are some great stores in the complex, with more individual styles. I got a great pair of earrings, and some hand cream made by a local Lisbon company since 1912. There is also some wonderful street art around the complex, and some interesting art installations. A really fun place to hang out.

    We caught a bus back to the Time Out Market, and picked up a snack to have tonight, as we don’t need a full on dinner. We then walked back home - we didn’t clock up as many steps as yesterday, as we made more use of public transport, but still exceeded 13,000 steps. This evening we just relaxed, caught up on my blog, and started packing as tomorrow morning we catch the train to Coimbra.
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  • Day27

    Time Out Market

    September 30 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We continued down the hill and decided to make our way to the Time Out Market, where we bought some chocolate and some Portuguese tarts, and also rewarded ourselves for all the walking and stair climbing we had done over the day with a delicious ice cream from Santini. I had a mix of sorbets - Lemon, Raspberry, Peach and Pineapple - and they were all fabulous. Ian chose Pistachio, Peach, Pineapple and Raspberry. After that we headed home via the supermarket to pick up some supplies for dinner - we had chorizo, cheeses, tomatoes and bread. A very simple but flavoursome meal. We had a relatively early night, as we were going to have a big day the following day visiting Sintra.Read more

  • Day2

    In Lisbon!

    March 2 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Having lunch at a tiny restaurant, they've only been open 3 weeks. Very cute restaurant, it appears to be 2 men who own and operate it. Throughout lunch 4 dogs poked their heads in...wearing collars. Then they left.

    Next stop, amazing custard pastry and cappuccino. So delicious and since I've been up for a very long time the caffeine is nice.

    I'm going yo explore a little while I wait for Debbie ... She'll be here soon!
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  • Day3

    Ascensor da Bica - Standseilbahn

    October 2 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Als letztes sind wir kurz vor der Wohnung noch an der Standseilbahn Ascensor da Bica vorbei. Hier gibt es keinen Zaun, somit ist es möglich auf die Gleise zu gehen. Passiert auch oft, manche achten gar nicht auf die Bahn. Auf einer Länge von 260 Metern überwindet er dabei einen Höhenunterschied von 45 Metern. Sie ging im Jahre 1892 in Betrieb. Ursprünglich wurde sie mittels Wasserballast angetrieben, 1896 auf Dampf umgestellt und schließlich 1914 elektrifiziert. Im Jahr 2002 wurde der Elevador zum Nationalmonument erklärt. Wir sind auf halber Höhe der Strecke auf die Gleise gestoßen und sind dann entlang der Strecke nach unten zur ‘‘Talstation‘‘. Unten angekommen haben wir auf die Bahn gewartet, um ein perfektes Foto zu machen. Mit der Bahn gefahren sind wir dann nicht, wir wollten erst mal zurück in die Wohnung. In der Wohnung angekommen haben wir uns ausgeruht, bevor es dann zum Abendessen ging. Heute nichts besonderes, einfach nur was kleines unterwegs.Read more

  • Day2

    Durch die Straßen von Lissabon

    October 1 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Circa 2 Minuten dauert es zu Fuß von unserem Apartment zum Trubel der Innenstadt. Eigentlich sind wir sehr zentral gelegen, trotzdem ruhig und nicht mitten im Tumult des Innenstadt Lebens. Bereits auf dem Weg zum Frühstück sind wir an sehr schönen Gebäuden, dem Praça Luís de Camões (Platz mit Säule) und den ersten traditionellen Trams vorbei. Getrieben vom Hunger ging es aber etwas zügiger durch die Straßen.Read more

  • Day2

    Fábrica - Gesunder Start in den Tag

    October 1 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Fürs Frühstück hatten wir uns die Kaffeefabrik herausgesucht, welches online sehr gut bewertet ist. Hier gibt es laut vielen Rezensionen einen der besten Cafés in Lissabon. Davon konnten wir uns überzeugen, wirklich überragend. Als Essen hatten wir beide ein gesundes, “healthy“ Brot. Nadine ein Avocado Brot und dazu einen Joghurt, ich hatte ein Brot mit Hummus, Ruccola, Tofu und grünen Bohnen. Hat uns sehr gut geschmeckt, trotzdem freuen wir uns die kommenden Tage auf ein günstigeres, selbst gemachtes Frühstück.Read more

  • Day2

    Time Out Market - Leider kein Markt

    October 1 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Auf dem Rückweg wollten wir noch einkaufen für die nächsten Tage und haben uns daher für einen Abstecher zum Time out Market entschieden. Dort angekommen waren wir sehr überrascht, aus mehreren Gründen. Einerseits handelt es sich um ein sehr schönes und großes Gebäude, andererseits gibt es dort eine sehr große Auswahl an Essensmöglichkeiten, ähnlich zu einem großen Foodcourt. Leider handelt es sich nicht um einen Markt, so wie wir ihn uns vorgestellt haben. Somit war einkaufen hier nicht möglich und daher haben wir nochmal einen kleinen Abstecher zu einem Supermarkt gemacht.Read more

  • Day3

    Igreja de São Paulo

    October 2 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Der Besuch der Kirche von São Paulo war ursprünglich für das Ende der Tour geplant. Da wir auf dem Weg zum ersten heutigen Ziel direkt an der schönen Kirche vorbei sind, haben wir nicht lange gezögert und uns diese direkt angesehen. Auch ins Innere konnten wir, da keine Messe war. Vor allem die wunderschöne Deckenbemahlung war sehr beeindruckend.Read more

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