Bario Alto PortugalJune 8, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 63 °F
We made it!
We didn't realize you need to go to the Homing office to pick up the key. We took the metro from our hotel last night. We navigated that with success, and we found the apartment from the metro.......all up hill, and I mean up hill!!.....only to find out we have to pick up the key elsewhere. We also didn't know that you have to type in 00 to get the phone numbers to work so when we called the office it told us not in service!!! Now Colin is stating to get a little worried. luckily we have an address for the homing office but it is 24 minutes away by foot.. So off we go. Someone was smiling down on us as we started to head back down another hill a taxi cab came along and we got him to take us to the office. He told us this month is the Festival of Saint Anthony the Saint for Portugal so lots of excitement and parties in the city because of the festive. We make to the homing office where we get the key. they were a bit surprised that we found the apartment, but didn't find them! They also told us we are in the historic district so no uber drivers can come in because cars are not allowed. That is not surprising when you see how narrow these streets are. It is really very beautiful with the cobblestone, rock for paving. Walking along it pulling luggage is a bit of challenge, especially when it is very steep uphill or very narrow at the side of the street.....and they have construction blockages.....but all the same very quaint. Taxi cabs are allowed in. Our cab ride to the homing office cost 7 euros so we decided to walk back from the homing office. We got off track a couple of times, but for the most part it was ok. The tram actually goes down these same narrow streets. Amazing. We got a bus card, just like the compass card, and we can reload it. it is good for the Metro, Bus, Tram and maybe the train out to Sintra too, if we actually make it out to Sintra this trip. So much to see. We are going to get our exercise!! Lots of hillsRead more