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  • Mar2

    Lisbon - a Turnaround Day

    March 2 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We’ve been on the move through Portugal for two months and have ended up Lisboa, drinking Second Cup coffee and seeing tattooed and pierced individuals speaking an assortment of languages. A different world from the one than we have been in as we moved around. Less laid back and a lot more hectic.

    The train from Sintra to Lisbon was quick and took us to Rossio station that is within a block of the apartment we are staying in for the weekend, and right in the centre of the city. We can see the castle on the hill and walk out the door to a grocery store and bakeries.

    We are preparing for our trip to the Portuguese islands of Madeira and then to the Azores so will only spend 2 nights here. Enough time to buy a few groceries, do a quick load of laundry (we don’t like carrying dirty laundry!), contact our bnb hostess, contact a car rental company and read a bit about Madeira before we go on Sunday morning.

    Tomorrow is Saturday and Carnaval antics will be something to enjoy and to remind us to be vigilant of pickpockets.

    The plan for Saturday is to walk down to and along the river and have lunch at the Time Out market. If there is a Carnival parade, we will check it out.

    Not a super exciting day but we know that we will be back Lisbon at the end of the month and we will make sure that we see Belem, the puppet museums, the Fado museum and other interesting places. We are just getting a feel for it now, while thinking of the green mountains of Madeira.
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  • Day61


    November 2, 2016 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    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

  • Day3

    A night on the town!

    February 23 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Spent an 'interesting' evening drinking and eating. Starting off at a small bar called Menina e Moça. Happy Hour prices on drinks from 1200 - 2200! So only €2.50 for a very large beer! Very drunk group of Brits outside but that only added to the entertainment! The place is a small literary bar with a big selection of books to buy and poetry and literary quotes adorning the walls. Colourful artwork on the ceiling and quaint coloured chairs and tables (tiny things!) add to the atmosphere!

    We moved on the the Time Magazine food market (Mercado Ribeira) for some snacks. It's a bit commercialised but there is some fantastic seafood to be found there but a bit on the pricey side.

    If I had one complaint it would be that we were continually approached by people trying to sell us various drugs. No real police presence to be seen.

    Lisbon definitely comes to life late! We headed home at about midnight and it was only just getting going!
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  • Day99

    Jour 57 à 60 - Lisbonne

    August 26, 2016 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    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

  • Day65

    Lissabon I

    July 12, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    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, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    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

  • Day2

    Einfach mal umgebucht.

    December 1, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    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


    September 26, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    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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  • Day1271

    Portugal Tour - Lisbon

    September 4, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Got the train down from Porto to Lisbon for a few days, to explore the capital of Portugal! Different feel than Porto, had a ‘big city’ vibe which I didn’t get in Porto! Stayed in NL hostel which was cool, you had to take an old style fence gate lift to get there as it was in an old large building which was cool! Ended up in a pub called ‘the george’ on my first night and there was a guy called Danny Menezes playing guitar and singing who was awesome! Anyway long story short I end up out around Lisbon with him drinking and watching live music! We ended up in the Liverpool bar which was awful then we met up with these Dutch guys (one was called William) and we drink and partied with them all night! Was a long long walk back to the hostel but very much worth it!Read more

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Chiado, シアード, 希亚多

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