Praça do Município

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  • Mar2

    Lisbon - a Turnaround Day

    March 2, 2019 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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  • Day2

    Kong - Vegan Modern Food

    October 1, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Für unser Abendessen heute waren uns zwei Sachen wichtig, nämlich das es sich um ein vegetarisches Restaurant handelt und das wir nicht mehr zu weit laufen müssen. Der erste Grund beruht vor allem darauf, dass die portugiesische Küche doch sehr Fleisch- und Fischlastig ist. Aus den genannten Gründen haben wir uns dann für das Restaurant Kong entschieden, was eine sehr gute Entscheidung war. Keine übertrieben große Auswahl, sicherlich trotzdem genug für mehrere Besuche. Vegane Nuggets, Burger, Steak, Hotdogs und Fisch & Chips sind nur ein paar der Möglichkeiten. Wir haben uns dann beide für Burger entschieden. Nadine hatte einen Chickenburger und ich einen Bacon Cheeseburger, natürlich beides vegan. Dazu gab es selbstgemachte Pommes, richtig lecker! Hat uns sehr gut geschmeckt! Mit vollem Bauch ging es dann über ein paar Hügel zurück zur Unterkunft, endlich die Beine hochlegen.Read more

  • Day4

    Abendessen bei Kong - Nochmal!

    October 3, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Da uns das vegetarische Essen am Dienstag bei Kong so unglaublich gut geschmeckt hat, haben wir uns auch heute dafür entschieden. Ursprünglich waren ein paar andere Restaurants in der Überlegung, wir wollten jedoch keinen großen Umweg mehr gehen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir uns für das auf dem Weg liegende Kong entschieden. Heute hatte ich das Steak und Nadine Fish und Chips, die fast unheimlich ähnlich aussahen und schmeckten. Beides war wieder gut, jedoch nicht so gut wie die Burger! Mit vollem Bauch ging es dann wieder zur Wohnung, endlich die Beine hochlegen und ausruhen. Mit 22,78 Kilometer (31.208 Schritte) und 369 Höhenmetern nach oben, war heute der bisher aktivste Tag! Gleichzeitig auch ein sehr schöner, aber eben auch anstrengender Tag. Morgen steht noch ein letztes mal Sightseeing an, wir freuen uns! Gute Nacht Lissabon!Read more

  • Day13


    July 26, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporanea do Chiado (MNAC)

    A real disappointment I cannot believe this is a true representation collection of Modern & Contemporary Portuguese Art from the late 1800s to today

    The theme is ‘Portuguese Art: Reasons and Emotions’ and runs until April 2019

    The recent work is simply too naive, which I accept is not to my taste,
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  • Day13

    Praça do Comércio

    July 26, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The Praça do Comércio is located in the city of Lisbon. Situated near the Tagus river, the square is still commonly known as Terreiro do Paço (Palace Yard), because it was the location of the Paços da Ribeira (Royal Ribeira Palace) until it was destroyed by the great 1755 Lisbon earthquake.

    After the earthquake, the square was completely remodeled as part of the rebuilding of the Pombaline Downtown, ordered by Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, who was the Minister of the Kingdom of Portugal from 1750 to 1777, during the reign of Dom José I, King of Portugal.
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  • Day74


    August 11, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We got into Lisbon super tired after the overnight train from Madrid. Second class of the train wasn’t the best for getting a good night sleep. We didn’t have beds so instead had to sit up right, and they didn’t turn the lights off in the cabin until a few hours into the ride. I was worried that they would leave the lights on the entire time so I attempted to construct a sleeping mask out of a pad. It did a pretty bad job of being a sleeping mask so I was very relieved when the lights were finally turned off. When we got into Lisbon we dropped off our bags at our hostel and then lounged in the common room of the hostel until the provided free walking tour. The walking tour was an interesting experience. At first we weren’t a fan of the guide because he was the hostel worker that got irritated whenever we would ask for the key to the luggage room. However, by the end of the tour it seemed almost like there was a contest between other people on the tour to see who could be the most annoying person on the tour. This caused us to feel bad for the guide, and we did learn a lot about Portugal during the tour so at the end we did not have any problems with the guide. During the tour we learned how the entire city was destroyed in a fire then tsunami in the same day so that is why all the buildings are so new. Lisbon looks like San Francisco with its trolley cars and red bridge, mixed with Rio De Janeiro with its Christ the Savior statue, mixed with Spanish terra cotta roofs. It’s absolutely beautiful and you have great views at the top of each of its 7 hills. Our tour ended at a flee market that happens every Saturday called the market of thieves. It was cool to see and Grant especially had a great time being the scavenger he is. When we were done at the market we went back to the hostel to finish the laundry that we started before the tour. However many people were wanting to do laundry at this point with a line of people waiting to use the hostels single washer and dryer. Since we had wet clothes that needed dry pronto, I walked to a nearby laundromat to do the laundry. Upon arrival this place was closed even though it was listed as open online. I then found another laundromat close to the one I was at and trekked their with all our clothes. By this point I was pretty frustrated with this whole ordeal and with the machines being difficult to use so I wound up getting into a little spat with a guy at the laundromat over a dryer. Both of us were in the wrong when arguing over who gets the dryer. I wound up letting him use it and he chose a fast cycle which was nice so all was good in the end! When the laundry was finally done we decided to walk around and see some iconic spots in the city such as Praça do Comércio, Rossio square, and Miradouro de Santa Catarina. In Praça do Comércio there was a restroom advertised as the “sexiest wc in the world”. We were super curious what this meant so we went in and the restroom was very fancy with tons of colored toilet paper and fancy sinks. It did not disappoint! In Rossio square there was a shop called Sardinha Portuguesa which was a huge extravagant sardines store which sold sardines from each year starting as far back as the 1950s! Portugal is very proud of its sardines which was a cute novelty but I had no desire to try 60+ year old sardines. We then had a pre dinner snack of, pastel de nata, which is a very famous Lisbon egg tart. They were so tasty that we had them many other times during our visit to Portugal! We then had the hostel dinner which was a 4 course meal with unlimited drinks for 10 euro. It was actually very tasty for a hostel dinner and well worth the 10 euro! After dinner Naomi decided to go to bed and Grant and I went on the hostels pub crawl. The crawl cost 12 euro and had unlimited drinks at the first bar, a free shot and the second, and then ended at a club with a big window lookout over the water. We had a lot of fun and stayed out partying until about 4. When getting back to the hostel, two friends we made during the crawl, Angel and Sarah, and us were craving food. We found out that we had 10 minutes until the nearby McDonalds closed so we literally sprinted there to get late night fries. Sprinting to a McDonald’s before it closed is probably the most American thing I’ve ever done and I didn’t even do it in America! The scenery must have just made me confused into thinking I was in San Francisco instead of Lisbon :)Read more

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Praça do Município, Praca do Municipio

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