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  • Day2

    Der Rossio - Praça dom Pedro IV

    October 1, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Unser nächstes Ziel war dann ein sehr großer und bekannter Platz der Stadt, der Rossio. Offiziell Praça dom Pedro IV genannt. Der Platz befindet sich im Stadteil Baixa und ist seit dem Mittelalter das Zentrum der Innenstadt. Er war in der Vergangenheit Schauplatz zahlreicher Feiern und Revolutionen. Heute ist er vornehmlich beliebter Treffpunkt sowohl der Lissabonner Einwohner, als auch der Touristen. Der aktuelle offizielle Name Praça dom Pedro IV erinnert an den portugiesischen König Pedro IV., welcher später brasilianischer Kaiser Pedro I wurde. Eine Bronzestatue des Königs befindet sich auf einer Säule in der Mitte des Platzes. Das wunderschöne Gebäude am Ende des Platzes mit den großen Säulen ist das Nationaltheater. Nachdem wir uns am Platz etwas umgesehen hatten ging es weiter, allmählich in Richtung Tejo, dem Fluss an dem Lissabon liegt.Read more

  • Day5

    Beine hochlegen redlich verdient!

    October 4, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    Auf dem Rückweg sind wir nochmal an einem tollen Aussichtspunkt vorbeigekommen und konnten somit einen Blick auf die beleuchtete Stadt werfen. Viel Zeit haben wir uns dafür aber nicht gelassen, da wir einfach nur noch in die Wohnung wollten. In der Wohnung angekommen hieß es sofort Schuhe ausziehen, da ich schon seit längerem Schmerzen am Zeh hatte. Kurz nachgesehen, Wasserblase an der Trittfläche des Zehs. Auch etwas ungewöhnlich aber nur halb so schlimm. Nach kurzem Abduschen konnten wir uns endlich hinlegen und mit Family Guy schauen den Abend ausklingen lassen. Mit 22,97 gegangenen Kilometern ( 31.472 Schritte) haben wir die Distanz von gestern nochmal etwas geschlagen und den Rekord für diesen Urlaub aufgebessert. Bei den Höhenmetern waren es heute hingegen lediglich 144, was vor allem auch an der Tuk-Tuk Fahrt lag. Morgen geht es dann wieder nach Deutschland, also heißt es jetzt bald schlafen. Mit neuer Kraft dürfen wir dann Morgens packen und mit der Metro zum Flughafen.Read more

  • Day2

    Lagos, Portugal.

    February 18, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Finally arrived after 27 hours on the road. The trip was pretty uneventful. Arrived Lisbon around 6:15 am, huge lineup at passport control, but our bags arrived without delay and we caught a cab to the train station without any problem. Caught the train and 3 1/2 hours later, we arrived in Lagos. Literally planes, trains and automobiles! Rental car was waiting at the train station. A real plain jane, but meets our needs. Gorgeous weather awaited us. Sunny, warm and a fabulous sea breeze. The apartment we rented way exceeds expectations. Nothing fancy, but everything we need and very clean. 2 bed 2 bath with large terrace, a sea view (and a washing machine)! Now, were off for a trip to the grocery for supplies then I imagine sitting on the terrace with our feet up and adult beverages in hand. Stay tuned.Read more

    Carol Stevens

    It looks lovely. Relax after your long journey and enjoy 👍😎

    David Cameron

    Looks like a great place , enjoy 🍺

    Norma Fameli

    Awesome. Sande you have outdone yourself. Incredible place. Enjoy to the max.

  • Day4

    Jet lag day!

    February 20, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Not much happening today...jet lag! Beautiful, sunny day. Had our breakfast on the patio listening to the seagulls down in the swimming pool. Quick trip to the store and a nice, long nap. Isn't life great? The photo was taken 2 years ago. There are wonderful rock formations and grottos where you can take a boat trip within walking distance from our apartment.. On our list of things to do!Read more

    Nick Nicky

    How awesome is that:)

    Norma Fameli

    You are truly living the GOOD life. Thx for keeping us in the loop. Wish we were there to enjoy with you.

    Sande Cameron Altug

    Wish you were here, too!

  • Day7

    Good bye to Portugal , next stop Madrid

    September 22, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Checked out of our fantastic air bnb around noon and took one last look around. We went back into Sao Bento train station, easily the most gorgeous train station ever. Beautiful tile mosaics on the walls and high arched ceilings. We bought a sandwich and some fruit and walked back over the bridge to Gaia and sat in the park overlooking the Douro river with Porto on the other side. Such a beautiful sunny day. We brought along our 2 unfinished bottles of wine and ate our lunch in the park. Drinking wine right out of the bottle is perfectly acceptable and we were hardly alone . 😊 What a fantastic way to end our stay in Portugal. Sadly we made our way to the airport by metro and are awaiting our plane to our next stop ... Madrid Spain 🇪🇸Read more

  • Day5

    Miradoura Sao Petro

    June 14, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Der Aussichtspunkt São Pedro de Alcântara in Lissabon befindet sich am oberen Ende der Route der 'Glória Funicular', in der Nähe von einem der Eingänge zum Bairro Alto.
    Er ist eingebettet in einer historischen Gartenanlage mit Brunnen, Statuen und Blumenbeeten.Read more

  • Day7

    Rossio Square - lisbon

    June 12, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Rossio Square, lots of interesting views from the square. You can see the ruins of the Convento de Carmello up in the Bario Alta on the hill, and the castle on the other side in the Alfama.

    I loved the purple hotel that was renovated on the one side of the square, SW corner? Some buildins were renovated, others tiled and others in disrepear with the roofs growing things out of them..... much like Havana, but not so much actually crumbling.

    We continued up the R. Augusta till it meets with Rossio square. A big open square with 2 fountains and a large statue in the centre. Lots of wave tilings.
    • Because of its elongated shape, and long use it is believed this was a roman racetrack 2,000 years ago. These days it is cars
    • The colonnaded national theater is at the far end. American fast food chains (colin went to the MacDonalds to use the bathroom)
    • The column in the square honors Pedro IV king of Portugal and emperor of Brazil
    • The square once held a palace that functioned as the headquarters of the inquisition. It was demolished and in an attempt to erase its memory, the national theatre was built in its place.
    • You can see the Convento de Carmo
    • And the Elevador de Santa Justa
    • You can also catch glimpses of the castle on the other side of the valley
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  • Day7

    Rossio square - lisbon

    June 12, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    That is the national theatre, on the site of an old palace

    the sta justa elevator going up to the Bario Alto

    looking up another side street, see the flight of stairs, that heads up to the Bario Alto. We were there yesterday not at the very top of those stairs, but just midpoint when we were looking for the carmelittes church. we headed back up the street as we had gone down too far.Read more

  • Day6

    Miradoura de Sao Pedro de alcantara -lis

    June 11, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    This was a very busy "touristy" lookout. as we were wandering along the street en route (Dom Pedro V) it was getting more upscale. Lots of boutiques, trendier restaurants and a lot busier. the view was magnificent, and you look acrros to the Castle de Jorge and the Church Graca that we were at on Sunday.

    One of the food venders was selling a rice dish for 12 euro.....they were interesting as they had the food in a huge 3 foot diameter pan and it looked yummy but that is pretty pricy when you cosier we get 6 sardines for 5 euro the other night.

    From Eyewittness:
    The Belvedere (miradura) commands a sweeping view of eastern lisbon, seen across the Baisa. A tiled map plased against the balustrade helps you locate the landmarks in the city(not there, but they were doing construction). The panorama extends from the battlements of the Castelo de Sao Jorge clearly seen surrounded by trees on the hill to the South east, to the 18th century church of Penha de Franca in the northwest. The large monastery complex of the Igreja da Graca (that was where we were at on Sunday) is also visible on the hill, and in the distance Sao Vincent de Fora (we were also there, it had the Dolores booth in front of it) is recognizable by they symmetrical towers that flank its white facade.
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  • Day1

    Le Grand Depart

    February 24, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Nous y voilà enfin: le grand départ pour notre Big Moon en Amérique de Sud.
    C'est donc l'heure de notre premier post sur notre blog tant attendu (nous savons nous faire désirer). Nous vous écrivons donc depuis l'aéroport de Lisbonne où nous sommes en transit pour Rio!!!
    A la pesée des sacs Guillaume 14kg, Ariane 12kg... bon et puis on a les petits sacs a dos en plus: 5kg pour Guillaume et 5kg pr Ariane. Autant dire que nous allons avoir les cuisses musclées.
    État d'esprit super excité mais on à encore du mal à se rendre compte que nous sommes vraiment parti pour 7 mois et demi.
    Rendez-vous à Rio pour voir si ca nous fait réaliser
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    Delarue Freddy

    N'oubliez pas de mettre vos strings à la descente de l'avion , vous êtes à Rio 😜 Gros bisous


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