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  • Day61

    Lisbon

    November 2, 2016 in Portugal

    We were ok with the idea of needing to make a quick pit stop in Lisbon to catch a flight to Morocco since it meant spending a night in a city we enjoyed last time!

    The 24 hour visit left us enough time to enjoy 2 delicious meals and a few custard tarts, the popular Portuguese treat. Although we wish we had more time in Lisbon, I know we'll be back to explore more of Portugal one day!Read more

  • Day65

    Lissabon I

    July 12 in Portugal

    Gestern ging es weiter nach Lissabon. Und wir haben es Mal wieder geschafft - es ist ein großes Festival und unser Campingplatz ist der kooperierende Platz, wie bereits in Barcelona. Also ist hier alles voll mit Zelten und es sind viele junge Leute da. Heute geht es für uns mit dem Bus vom Campingplatz aus in die Stadt. Es ist bewölkt, worüber wir aber Recht dankbar sind. Wir starten die Tour am "Praca do Commercio" in Richtung Strand, den wir aber nicht sehr einladend finden. Danach geht es zur "Sè", die Kathedrale von Lissabon. Nachdem in Spanien wirklich jede Kirche Eintritt gekostet hat, sind wir froh, dass hier der Eintritt umsonst ist. Drinnen kann man die Kachelkunst bewundern. Nachdem wir am Aussichtspunkt "Santa Luzia" waren gehen wir hoch zur Burg. Da die Schlange für die Tickets sehr lang ist, entscheiden wir sie aber nicht von innen anzusehen. Dafür waren aber die Pfauen, die sich in der Klimaanlage eines Cafés gekühlt haben, eine echte Sehenswürdigkeit. Danach geht es in die "Igreja de São Domingos". Diese Kirche hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Sie ist eigentlich in einem schlechten Zustand, weil sie nicht restauriert ist, aber das ist auch mal interessant zu sehen. Nachdem wir noch den Aufzug "Elevador de Santa Justa" von außen betrachtet haben, schlendern wir noch durch die Shops im Viertel "Chiado". Da wir heute unendlich viele alte Trams gesehen, wollten wir auch noch mit einer fahren. Wir fahren mit der Tram bis zum Park "Jardim da Estrela". Die Tram ist super überfüllt, aber es war trotzdem lustig. Die Fahrer müssen sogar aussteigen um die Weichen zu verstellen. Der Park ist schön und hier sind kaum Touristen. Wir besichtigen noch die Kirche neben dem Park "Basilica da Estrela" und machen uns dann auf dem Heimweg.
    Lissabon gefällt uns sehr gut. Die Kachel geschmückten Häuser sind ein Traum.
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  • Day21

    Lissabon - Day 2

    June 25 in Portugal

    Lisbon is a really nice city with lots of things to see. We walked around the whole day and enjoyed the city!

    The only bad thing about Lisbon is: There are really a lot of tourists everywhere. You need to wait in line very long for almost everything.

    Lissabon ist eine Stadt, die uns wirklich gut gefallen hat (vor allem die vielen Tuk Tuks und Straßenbahnen in den engen Straßen). Wir haben heute wirklich viel gesehen, auch wenn die Stadt wirklich überfüllt mit Touristen ist und man daher für fast alles anstehen muss (inkl. 1h für die histotische Straßenbahnlinie 28). Naja aber wir sind den größten Schlangen aus dem Weg gegangen und konnten trotzdem fast alles sehen. :)Read more

  • Day99

    Jour 57 à 60 - Lisbonne

    August 26, 2016 in Portugal

    Lisbonne est incroyable! 😍
    C'est tellement beau... Il n'y a pas une rue qui n'a pas son caractère, son charme... L'architecture est à couper le souffle! Les pavées, les maisons aux carreaux de céramiques, les couleurs, les dessins, les tuctucs, les trams... Tout... Je me demande à quel moment nous allons arrêter de tomber amoureux de Pays, de villes, de paysages ou de campagnes! 🙄😊Read more

  • Day2

    Einfach mal umgebucht.

    December 1 in Portugal

    Gestrandet in Lissabon weil TAP Air Portugal, Donnerflug den Weiterflug nach Sao Paulo gestern Abend einfach umgebucht hat. Eine völlig chaotische Fluggesellschaft, denen ihre Kunden offenbar völlig wurscht sind. Meine Empfehlung haben sie nicht.

  • Day164

    Lisbon

    September 26, 2017 in Portugal

    So after another foggy trip yesterday we eventually made it into the marina 9hours after leaving. The first 6.5hours were foggy, the next 1hour windy, the remaining 1.5 OK. The fog cleared just after we turned east having cleared the western most point of Europe in thick fog, and we could see the north bank of the Tagus estuary. We were then able to turn off the radar and cruise our way up the river, with tidal assistance. The port is very commercial and Lisbon is huge. Today we have been tourists wandering around seeing as much as we can.
    Photo 1 Padrao dos Descubrimentos monument to the discoverers
    Photo 2 Belem Tower originally for defence but now on land
    Photo 3 Monastery of Jeronimos
    Photo 4 View west from Sao Jorge Castle, st George's Castle
    Photo 5 Santa Justa Elevator
    Photo 6 view from boat looking north east as we came up river including the dome of the church of Sao Vincent de Fora
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  • Day134

    Lisbon

    January 15, 2017 in Portugal

    Departed at 10:30 from Lagos to Lisbon today. The bus was almost 4 hrs but a great and comfortable ride. I didn't book s hostel because there were so many choices and thought I'd wait. I had picked one out in my head. It took me 2.5 hours to find it because the hostels are not marked and I couldn't get free wifi anywhere. Lisbon is huge and by the time I did a circle and finally did find the hostel i was tired and had walked 10 km. The hostel is fabulous and way better than the last two dumps I've been in. My bed actually has a curtain around it for privacy. Huge racial mix of people in this city. I walked through the black, Chinese, Turkish, Muslim and Jewish section on my way to the hostel. The United Nations! Im in bed early because I have a lot to see tomorrow. Breakfast us included here so I am looking forward to that.Read more

  • Day136

    Walking Tour yesterday

    January 17, 2017 in Portugal

    Set out yesterday on a guided walking tour from the hostel. It wasn't as informative as I hoped. Once the tour was over Joni and I set out to the Almalfa area on our own. This is the the oldest town area in Lisbon. Lisbon was flattened by a 9.4 earthquake on all saints day in 1775 and 10000 people died. The king and his son were also assassinated in the town square.Read more

  • Day14

    Day 14. Lisbon.

    August 22, 2017 in Portugal

    Bus trip to Lisbon was uneventful, passing through an huge area of cork trees. No evidence of bushfires that were on the news.
    We are accommodated in the Baixa area of Lisbon and on arrival there was a noticeable difference in temp. Cooler. The hot weather is going to follow us for the next few weeks with no change in sight.
    Passed the afternoon strolling around the area with lots of other tourists.
    Tomorrow we hope to take a trip to Sintra and Cabo da Roca the most western point of Europe.
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  • Day15

    Day 15. Sintra and beyond

    August 23, 2017 in Portugal

    A guide took us to Sintra first thing in the morning where we saw first hand "tourist pollution ". There were thousands of them fighting for parking spaces etc.
    Our first destination was the Palace of Pena a former home of Portugal's royal family. We were taken to a small entrance, away from the maddening crowds, to purchase our tickets. Only for the gardens and Palace terrace. Buying Palace tickets depended on the queue.
    On our arrival at the main entrance it was quite obvious we were not visiting the Palace. The waiting time in the queue was estimated at 1 hr30 mins. In the heat we would have become boiled lobsters. Not on.
    From the Palace terrace we headed to the high cross. The highest point with great views all around. From there in the shade of the garden, quite extensive, we headed down through the Valley of the lakes to meet our guide Nunu.
    The Quinta da Regaleira was our next port of call. An exhuberant collection by some of Portugal's best artists. The ceiling panelling were fantastic.
    The gardens were a labyrinth and despite being discombobulated several times we managed to see all the highlights, which included the following;
    The Iniciatic Wall. A submarine tower that sinks 27 metres into the earth by a spiral stairway and the exit was through a tunnel.
    The Regaleira Tower, the Grotto, the Balnearium Fountain and the Chapel.
    Weary and dusty we then drove to the most Western point in mainland Europe. The Cabo da Roca. Very dramatic coastline.
    I might add we manage lunch amongst all the activities.
    A walk round Cascais with an ice-cream and we were ready to return to Lisbon. Tired, dusty but very satisfied.
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Chiado, シアード, 希亚多

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