Praça da Alegria

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  • Day3

    Breakfast, gym, and a long walk

    April 22, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Lisbon sits on many hills, so there are lots of “miradouros” (scenic look-out plazas is my awkward translation). We decided to head for two located on hills near the castle— these are not the most popular but the views are great—Nossa Senhora da Monte and Graca. Lunch in a little pastelaria where we sat outside in old Lisbon and had a homemade lunch for 9 € for the two of us!

    Back to the hotel for a total of 19,752 steps according to my phone. While Joe rested, I went on my first oil-scouting expedition. Making good headway!

    Tomorrow it’s down to work for two days. Then Thursday is The national holiday commemorating the Carnation Revolution-saying goodbye to fascism without firing a shot.
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  • Day14

    Last day in Lisbon

    May 3, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Normal routine the last couple of days, different today in that instead of a post-gym café-and-plaza seeking expedition, it was a trip to the laundromat. Two loads to wash and dry was over 20 €, but five years ago these modern inventions were unknown in Portugal. So I am not complaining!!

    Tomorrow we leave on an early morning flight to Pico Island, where the weather forecast is for six days of rain. We’ve seen these kinds of forecasts in the Azores before, and I think/hope we’ll get some sun every now and then. Fingers crossed, goodbye Lisbon. We will be back on May 14 and leave for the US the next day.

    I’ve already reserved a reservation for our last night at a highly touted restaurant near our hotel where we have repeatedly failed to get reservations even a day or two in advance. Bistro4, here we come.
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  • Day4

    Payback time -- time to teach

    April 23, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    First day of Introduction to US Property Law. 38 students, a mix of Portuguese, other Europeans, and a group from Macao (former colony, which is still governed by the19th century Portuguese Civil Code). I always enjoy teaching here because the students are undergrads unlike US law students—which makes them less jaded and more “innocent.”

    Though a cab to the school from our hotel would be under 10 € and take 1/3 the time, I just can’t bring myself to abandon the lovely Lisbon metro. It’s a great sociological observation— so many different people, all going somewhere.

    After a few torrential downpours, all of which I missed while in class, the sun came out in late afternoon, and we took a walk through another favorite part of downtown.

    Last night we had a traditional Portuguese meal ( not fish— no Lisboeta eats fish on Monday because fish markets are closed on Saturday and Sunday, so it can’t be fresh). Tonight we went for Indian—Tamarind Restaurant near our hotel — Excellent!!
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  • Day4

    Unser Auto für heute - Mercedes A-Klasse

    October 3, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Für den heutigen Tag hatten wir uns Online bei Sixt einen Mietwagen gebucht und einiges vor. Um 09:00 Uhr durften wir den Wagen abholen. Um Parkgebühren zu vermeiden, mussten wir ihn heute Abend um 19:30 Uhr wieder abgeben. Ingesamt haben wir dafür knapp 70€ bezahlt. Um 7 hieß es Aufstehen, schnell frühstücken und los. Der Hauptgrund dafür war, dass die Autovermietung gut 45 Minuten weg von unserer Wohnung ist. Somit ging es dann früh morgens entlang der Avenida da Liberdade in Richtung Autovermietung. Die Straße ist nicht nur wunderschön bepflanzt, sondern ist auch mit den wunderschönen Gebäuden und Luxus Boutiquen ein Hingucker. Zeit hatten wir aber nicht sonderlich und das Geld für Louis Vuitton und Prada sowieso nicht. Bei Sixt angekommen haben wir schnell den Schlüssel bekommen und somit konnten wir zeitnah aufbrechen. Unseres erstes Ziel, Ponte und Christo Rei.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Praça da Alegria, Praca da Alegria