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Lisbon

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  • Day1

    Startprobleme

    December 7, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Um 6 Uhr sollte unser Flieger abheben, aber nachdem wir eine Weile rückwärts gefahren und 50 Minuten irgendwo auf dem Rollfeld parkten, verkündete unser Kapitän mit einer Stimme wie Gilbert Becaud, dass wir „unfortunately ... äh ... (er wendete die Kartoffel in seinem Mund) ... back to the Gate“.

    Wir sahen schon unsere Reise platzen, aber nach knapp zwei Stunden war alles repariert, die Lenkung funzte wieder, und ab ging's nach Lissabon.

    Nach dem Einchecken im Hotel fuhren wir mit der Metro erst einmal runter zum Tejo. Die Sonne kam langsam raus, und der Triumphbogen sah schon sehr beindruckend aus unter dem dunklen Himmel. Oben waren wir auch und genossen den ersten Blick über Lissabon.

    In der Stadt geht es ständig auf und ab, aber die Ausblicke lohnen. Wie vom berühmten Elevador Santa Justa. Da die Schlange für die Auffahrt sehr lang war, gingen wir hoch zur Ruine des alten Klosters (ein Besuch des Museums ist sehr zu empfehlen) und fuhren nach dem Genuss der Aussicht vom Fahrstuhl ohne Wartezeit hinunter.

    Wenn dann abends überall die Lichter angehen, kommen bei 18° zwar immer noch keine Weihnachtsgefühle auf, aber der Glühwein schmeckt trotzdem.
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  • Day2

    Auf den Spuren der Entdecker

    December 8, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück fuhren wir mit Metro und Tram nach Belem, wobei die 15 Minuten Tramfahrt ganz furchtbar waren. Ich glaube, ganz Lissabon samt Touris hatte die gleiche Idee. So schwitzten wir eingepfercht wie die Ölsardinen vor uns hin.

    In Belem besichtigten wir das riesige Kloster Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, was wirklich beeindruckend ist. Dank der Lisbon Card brauchten wir nicht anstehen, sondern wurden aus der Schlange herausgefischt. Die Karten sind zwar recht teuer, aber in solchen Momenten sind wir doch dankbar, sie angeschafft zu haben.

    Dann schlenderten wir weiter zum Padrao dos Descobrimentos, wo die ganzen Entdecker geehrt werden und wo man die portugiesische Version der „Golden Gate Bridge“ sehr schön sehen kann.

    Auf dem Weg weiter zum Torre de Belem sitzen die Menschen an der Promenade am Tejo, trinken Kaffee und essen Eis. Man fährt hier elektrische Fahrräder, Tretroller und Segways, auf denen man sitzen kann. Weihnachliche Gefühle ... hier nicht. 😁

    Dem Aufstieg auf den Turm überließen wir Britta und Frank. Jürgen und ich setzten uns auf eine Mauer am Fluß und schauten den Menschen beim Posen für die Selfies „Ich und der Turm“ zu. War auch schön und ... psst ... wir haben auch eins gemacht.

    Dann ließen wir uns mit einem Taxi zum Time Out Market bringen. Den brauche ich nicht nochmal, das war rappelvoll und machte keinen Spaß.

    Also nichts wie zurück zum Weihnachtsmarkt am Rossio, dann noch ein paar Höhenmeter im Bairro Alto gemacht und ordentlich Sangria in einem netten Lokal getankt.

    Man kann schon einiges entdecken in Lissabon. 😍
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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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  • Mar2

    Saturday Lunch in the Time Out Market

    March 2 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    After enjoying our time in the Puppet Museum, we were hungry. Donna had mentioned that she had gone to eat at the Time Out Market near the waterfront on several occasions. Since we were in the general area, we walked to the 19th Century Ribeira covered produce and handicraft market that also houses a huge food court called The Time Out Market. It is named after a magazine with the same name.

    The food court offers a mix of price ranges and food types, everything from tinned octopus to warm beef sandwiches to steak to tuna tartar. Many of Lisbon’s top chefs have stalls here and some offer cooking classes in the market.

    Since we have been in Portugal, we have not had a hamburger so when we saw a gourmet hamburger stand, we ordered 2 hamburgers, fries and a drink. It was pricey but was it ever good!

    And ... we had heard about the Santini ice cream factory in Carcavelos but forgot to get an ice cream cone when we were there. Guess what? There was a Santini ice cream stand in the market and we didn’t forget to get one this time! Santini ice cream has the reputation of being one of the best ice cream parlours in the world.
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  • Mar2

    Lisbon Puppet Museum

    March 2 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    A Saturday in Lisbon ... oh back to big city life... it was busy! And it wasn’t because of Carnival.

    A lady told us today that Carnival really isn’t celebrated in Lisbon. It is a low key day that kids like to celebrate because they can get dressed up in costumes but only a few little towns in the interior go crazy with the parades and fun. That’s interesting.

    We looked out the window and the sun was starting to come up so we ate a quick cereal breakfast and headed out. Our apartment is in an excellent location, right in the middle of everything, close Rossio metro station and to the Mundial Hotel. Restaurants and bakeries are all around us and so is the pedestrian street where there is a lot of action.

    The plan was to walk the 2 1/2 km to Lisbon’s wonderful Puppet Museum housed in an old convent. The museum was founded in 1997 by a company that performed travelling shows both in Portugal and abroad.

    The museum was far larger than we anticipated and had a huge variety of puppets from many different parts of the world - Turkey, Indonesia, Burma, China, New Zealand, Vietnam, Japan and Brazil, as well as European countries. The famous Bonecos de Santo Aleixo puppets of Portugal (late 1700’s) were there too. They are rod puppets made of wood and cork. And then there was a whole section of masks.

    The puppets weren’t just rod puppets though. They were hand, string, water, shadow, and more. They were made of papier mache, clay, wood, paper, cloth, wool, foam and latex. What a great collection.

    One section of the museum had puppets used for television and for film.

    All in all, it was a wonderful place to spend a morning and talk to the managers of the museum.
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  • 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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  • Day1

    Day 1 in Lisbon

    February 15 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    So our first day in Lisbon started off very early from London. 3am! Got a little list trying to find the long stay carpark at Heathrow but we got there eventually.
    Arrived in Lisbon after 10am and took an Uber to the Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon. Nice hotel but very old school and chintzy.
    Had lunch in their Japanese restaurant - fresh sushi made right in front of you. They were accomodating for Serena and made some cucumber and carrot Maki rolls for her.
    Then we had a 2 hour tour of Lisbon in a tuktuk which was great. The guide also stopped for me to pop in and get some Portuguese tarts which were divine.
    I came back and slept for an hour but Michael and Serena popped over to the swimming across the street as the hotel one was closed.
    In evening we went for dinner at the Time Out Market which has around 25 food and drink stalls to choose from. Definitely recommend it. Good value for money. Bit tourist but it's expected in a place like this.
    Early to bed tonight and then tomorrow we're off to the botanical garden as the weather looks nice.
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  • Day61

    Lisbon

    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

  • Day1

    Flight out

    February 9 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Flying with Ryanair
    Always leads to some issues
    Bags to big,
    Bags to small
    All relived with bags of cash.

    We read the small print
    And were clear what to bring.

    Once on broad
    Stupid women with scowling face
    Sit down beside me
    I had to contain my annoyance
    At her behaviour
    I was poilte and nice
    And told her what she believed was
    Dumb as f**k.

    We arrived
    Taxi trip later

    Art hotel was just my speed
    vintage phone in repection
    And bamboo seats

    Need food
    But not this food
    Salad minus the meat, fish and creamy sauce.
    Meant few salad leaves with fruit on top
    To tired to go anywhere else
    I drank the free wine
    And eat mains and dessert in one mouthful.

    To bed
    Feeling not quite
    So right.
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  • Day1

    Flug nach Lissabon

    December 16, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Nachdem wir wegen Schneesturm fast nicht losfliegen konnten wurden wir von einer Frostschutz-Waschanlage versorgt und es konnte verspätet losgehen. der Flug selbst war recht holprig, sind aber alle gut in Lissabon angekommen.

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