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  • Day1


    January 4 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    I have been to Lisbon after my trip to South Africa.

    Lisbon presented itself as it‘s best ☀️ the whole few day‘s the sun was shining . I really enjoyed every single minute there.

    What i liked the most: in Lisbon you have both the beatiful city and the sea 🌊🐚

    Nice and friendly people, delicous food and drinks 🍸 amazing city - I will definitely come back ❤️Read more

  • Day41

    Lissabon & Rückflug Bastian

    August 17, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Bevor Bastian die Rückreise antrat, verbrachten wir noch einen Tag in der Hauptstadt Portugals. Wir ließen uns durchs Zentrum und entlang der Flusspromenade treiben; aßen Tapas und leckere Burger.
    Ein kurzer, aber dennoch schöner erster Eindruck Lissabons!

  • Day47

    Day 47b. Lisbon, Portugal

    September 20, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    One the way down we came across a plaza lookout filled with people. This was not surprising since all the little lanes and alleyways were also filled with people. The São Miguel Plaza contained several cafes and a busking blues band that were really quite good. The lookout would have been a view of the wide river but turned out to be a view of the three mega ships.Read more

  • Day47

    Day 47. Lisbon, Portugal

    September 20, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Happy birthday Ron. 66 today.
    While we were at breakfast our cabin steward Steven put some birthday treats on the bed, a towel dog, birthday card and box of chocolates.
    From Leixoes, Porto to Lisbon is 186 sea miles.
    We arrived in Lisbon at 8:30am leaving at 6pm. A humid day with 22 degrees. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal with population of 565,000. It lies 17km from the Atlantic Ocean. Two huge bridges span the Tegus River, the 2km long Ponte 25 de Abril (1966) and 17km long Ponte Vasco da Gama (1998).
    We docked next to 3 mega liners each carrying at least 4000 passengers. Our excursion to a small coastal town was cancelled so we disembarked and walked to the main square, Parco do Commercio.
    Susie was fascinated with a tourist shop that only sold tinned fish mainly sardines for 7€! We collected maps from the information centre in the main Plaza, Praca do Comércio, and planned our day.
    In the Centre is the Statue of King José I, by Machado de Castro (1775). The king on his horse is symbolically crushing snakes on his path.
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  • Day47

    Day 47a. Lisbon, Portugal

    September 20, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We made our way towards the Castillo Jorge since we were so close. We stopped at Parco do Figueira to admire it and get directions from a Tuk Tuk Driver. The Praça da Figueira is surrounded by open air cafes and a bronze statue of King John I and a major transport hub.
    It was a long way to the Castillo. The first leg we used the escalator but that was a little start that we think was designed to get people committed and really didn’t help,
    Before reaching the top we met Karin and Henry who told us the queue was stupendous and they had given up. We had been to the Castillo before so were not really disappointed. We finished the climb, checked the queue, ate a couple of Portuguese tarts, found another canned fish shop (This time with personalised years printed on the cans and famous birthdays) and made our way back down again.
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  • Day47

    Day 47c. Lisbon, Portugal

    September 20, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We decided that this part of town was too crowded so we walked away from the ships past the Terreiro do Paco and Chiado Paco and found a little bakery in São Paulo for a pizza and coffee and a spot of wifi. We messaged Horst and he called us to say happy birthday to Ron.
    We hiked along the freeway past the industrial area to the famous suspension bridge Ponte 25.
    The bridge had a railway on the bottom layer and a freeway on the top. It was horizontal but high enough for ships to pass underneath. On the other shore a huge statue of Christ stood open armed as a cross like the one in Brazil.
    After the bridge we crossed and walked along the river front for another 2km towards the Monumento a Sacadura and Torre de Belem but veered off at the statues of the Lady with the purple dogs, back over the freeway to the Jardin de Belem.
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  • Day2

    Good morning Lissabon

    April 6, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Wie vermutet (gehofft😃) haben wir unseren Anschlussflug verpasst und durften die Nacht in Lissabon verbringen. Ursprünglich wollten wir das auch, haben dies aber aufgrund des hohen Zuschlags wieder verworfen. Jetzt bezahlt uns TAP sogar das Hotel (wohl unser luxuriösestes für die nächsten 4 Wochen) inkl. Nachtessen und Transfer😊
    Wünsche werden wahr...
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  • Day16

    Last Stop Cáceres

    February 25, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Today, on the drive back to Lisbon, we took a little detour to stop in Cáceres, a bigger city than the others we have visited on this trip. It has no big museums, churches, or other "must see" sites, but it has a Renaissance core that is extremely well preserved and just beautiful. So it was a good place for a couple of hours' walk and a quick bite to eat before heading home.

    We sat in front of the toll booth to get over the bridge back into Lisbon for at least 45 minutes, maybe more. Traffic was awful. Then to top it off, I wound up on the wrong side of Marqués de Pombal and had to get lots of help from sympathetic drivers sitting next to me at stop lights. Thank goodness the Portuguese people are so incredibly friendly and helpful. But we made it home, squeezed in a workout, and had a quick overpriced bite to eat in the hotel restaurant. Ready for week number 2 of classes to begin!
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  • Day462

    Aquarium and Zoo

    September 8, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    The hash was terrific yesterday! I met several new friends, one of which told me how easy it is to move to Portugal. Hmm.

    I've spent this morning at the aquarium. The main tank was nice, but a little barren. The Sunfish, Manta Rays, and a massive Sandbar Shark were gorgeous, but the tank just had rocks in it. The rest of the aquarium was okay with some penguins, four funny sea otters, and a tropical rain forest. I only spent an hour there, which says a lot since I can watch animals for hours on end.

    Now I've just arrived at the zoo. I should have come here first, then done the aquarium in the heat of the day. I suspect most of the animals will be sheltering from the sun and heat, but perhaps some will be out. I hope this is an ethical place. I didn't do any research about it. I'll let you know tomorrow.

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day16

    Zoo Lissabon

    April 3, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Nachdem wir alles soweit erledigt hatten, fuhren wir noch in den Zoo hier in Lissabon, welcher 1884 eröffnet wurde.
    Dieser ist einer der größten Zoos Portugals.
    Der Zoo war ganz nett, aber nicht allzu spektakulär. Und ich fand ihn auch relativ klein.
    Ein wenig ärgerlich war, dass an einigen Gehegen gebaut wurde und viele Tiere gar nicht zu sehen waren.

    Das coole am Zoo war aber, dass es eine Seilbahn gab, in der man stehend fuhr, mit der man noch einmal über den Zoo fahren konnte. Und von dort hatte man noch einen geilen Ausblick und konnte noch ein paar Tiere sehen, die sich gut versteckt hatten und man sie so nicht sehen konnte.
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