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Jardim do Principe Real

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  • Day29

    Last night in Portugal

    October 2 in Portugal

    We woke up from the much needed nap, after the exhausting hike we've done all day around the city. We had nice dinner in Jamie Oliver's restaurant, walked in the neighbourhood, avoiding any problematic streets and hills. We finally came back to the apartment, got Yam to sleep, and went to sleep ourselves before the long ride that is expected tomorrow back to Madrid.

  • Day101

    Jour 61 - Lisbonne dernier jour

    August 28, 2016 in Portugal

    Suite à un malentendu nous avons du déménager pour notre dernier jour à Lisbonne.
    Notre hôte nous à gentillement proposé son appart perso mais comme les vélos étaient déjà emballés nous ne pouvions pas aller très loin!
    Nous avons trouvé une chambre à 300 m chez Hugo un acteur portugais qui a des TOCs. Ce n'était que 300 mètres mais il fallait les faire avec les vélos emballés... Après la première monté, Xavier a décidé de porter les cartons tout seul 😥

    En fin de journée, nous nous sommes fait un restau pour utiliser la monnaie Européenne qu'il nous restait. Nous avons trouvé un restau végétarien, buffet à volonté!!!! 🙏🏼😍👯🎉😛
    Quand les serveurs ont vu les assiettes de Xavier, ils avaient l'air de se demander si ils ont bien fait de nous laisser rentrer! 🙊
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  • Day2

    We woke early as we needed to get to the station for the 9:30 train to Porto. Blue skies and breakfast on the roof terrace with views out across the rooftops to the river. Also an ambitious pigeon who tried to peck my orange.
    We navigated the easy Lisbon metro to St Apollonia Station and found our comfortable window seats. We had enough time for Mandy to hop off and grab a coffee before we departed. The journey was about three hours along rivers and through small towns until finally we started to see the sea and we knew we were nearing Porto.
    After some wandering about we found left luggage (we'd been distracted by the women selling cherries on the platform) and deposited our stuff so we could head into Porto. First stop lunch at a cafe by the station where we had a hotdog (sliced in two and put in white sliced with a slice of cheese!) and a local speciality called bifana; sliced pork in a bun with a spicy sauce. Then we spent a while trying to work out how to get to the city centre; the station was out in the suburbs. Eventually we worked out that there was a discretely hidden metro station so we hopped on that for three stops and hoped we were in roughly the right area. We emerged in front of one of those blue and white tiled portuguese churches in the heart of Porto. From there we ambled vaguely looking for the Church of San Francisco or the famous bookshop but we had no maps, minimal phone battery and there were no street signs /maps. So navigationally challenged and distracted by the copious quantities of cherries for sale everywhere we drifted until Mandy rose to the challenge and blagged a map from a big hotel.
    Armed with this we set off to find the world's most beautiful bookshop (apparently... According to some survey) we knew they charged 3e to enter redeemable against purchases but we weren't prepared for a grumpy bouncer, a huge queue and a entrance charge of 5e so we will never know if it really is so beautiful... We carried on wandering up and down the hills (Porto seems to be as hilly as Lisbon) and ended at the São Bento Station (apparently the world's most beautiful station... I might be spotting a theme here) but does have a magnificent tiled entrance hall.
    We then hunted around for the again rather discreet metro station - outside, round the corner, no signs in the station to direct you and not much signage above ground. Back on it and with a line change, back to our original station where we were to meet our taxi.

    The taxi ride was around 50minutes taking us north into the hills where we were deposited a a large house on a quiet side street in Ponte de Lima. Our host seemed friendly, very fond of hunting judging by the number of heads and tusks around the place.
    We wandered down towards the river to find dinner. It seemed to be prom season and the restaurant we were aiming for seemed to be a key location so we wandered on and ended up a restaurant with only one other party in it.... And then they left so it was us and the waiter.! We decided to go with traditional Portuguese food... It arrived: big chunks of pork, with black pudding, and other chunks of meat... Inc intestines... Not recommended.
    But the pork was good and the wine inexpensive and drinkable and we finished up with a port: one white and one red.
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  • Day65

    Lissabon

    December 5, 2017 in Portugal

    In Lissabon blieben wir drei Nächte in einer Wohnung im Zentrum. Die Lage war super und die Wohnung an sich in Ordnung, aber uns war nicht bewusst, dass „Heizung“ 1 (!) Radiator für 60 qm bedeutet. Brrr, dass war trotz der angenehmen Temperaturen am Tag abends ganz schön kalt.

    Hanna hat sich sehr gefreut, ihre alte Freundin Nele aus der Heimat wiederzusehen, die uns viele Tipps für unsere Tagestouren durch die Stadt gab. Lissabon ist eine vielfältig schöne Stadt. Wie immer waren wir also viel zu Fuß unterwegs und der "Star" war dieses Mal Daggy. Viele Menschen habe sich, warum auch immer, nach ihm umgedreht und ihn angelacht. So ging es viele Hügel hoch und runter und wieder hoch ... 😬. Sehr gut gefallen, haben uns die Pastéis mit Zimt und das Eis. Soo lecker!Read more

  • Day6

    We wandered up another street that had an interesting building. This one apparently is a hospital, but formerly may have been a church. there was a parking garage under the church.

    there was a school close by too, looks like some of our schools.

    there is a north face even here.....small store, but still quite fancy inside

  • Day6

    we saw another interesting building in the distance. and I thought it was one we had passed earlier when we came back from picking up the key with the luggage on Friday. So we decided to go check it out as it looked interesting on Friday, but with all that luggage on the steep streets we weren't doing any detours. Today we had time so we tried to get there.

    We veered up when we should have stayed on the same street and ended up in a different area slightly, but eventually we ended up on Bento ave and that was what we had walked on on thursday. IN the meantime there were some lovely houses with great tile work that we passed.

    There was also a little entry, like the closes in Edinburgh that lead into an inner courtyard.
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  • Day6

    We leave the Jardine Estrala and go down a hill along Rue Santo Amaro, then back up a hill along R. da Imprensa Nacional.

    along the way some nice tiling on the apartments, a goose neck yucca on someones balcony.

    that crane in the distance with the patch of green is close to where the botanical garden is located. the garden is next to a museum (last pic)

  • Day6

    after our snack of Pasteis de Nata (the portuguese egg custard) and honey cake? with cream filling we are off looking for another lookout.

    en route we pass by this lovely park. from eyewitness:
    "this park laid out in 1860 as a prime residential quarter the square still retains an air of affluence, Smartly painted mansions surround a particularly pleasant park with an open air cafe, statuary and some splendid robin, magnolia (they were in bloom!, smelled great) and Judas tress. The branches of a huge cedar tree have been trained on a trellis, creating a wide shady spots for the locals who play cards beneath it. ON the large square at no 26 the eye catching pink and white neo Moorish building with ones and pinnacles is part of Lisbon University. "

    -I don't know about the pink, but that building across from the park certainly has a lot of beautiful moorish features. The cypress tree trained on the trellis reminded us of the banyan fig that is trained? or was it just the aerial rootlets in the case of the fig, in Lahina Hawaii.

    The view point you can see below the crane the Basilica Estrala which we just came from.....well sort of just came from!
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  • Day16

    nap, laundry and wandering

    November 4, 2016 in Portugal

    I hadn't slept well the night before, so by the time we finished the bus tour, I was ready to crash. So we went back to the hotel and I took a brief nap.

    Then it was time to drop off our laundry with this very nice French lady who did our washing and had it ready for us that evening

    All the restaurants were closed by then and so we just went and had a light snack at a snack bar

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