Category Archives: Portugal

Leaving Lisbon

Yesterday was a strange mix of a day! It began with a very bumpy and exciting downhill ride in what’s called a “tuk-tuk.” These are small, open, 3-wheel vehicles a lot like a golf cart. I made arrangements the day … Continue reading

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A Different Aspect of Lisbon

In the center of Lisbon, just east of the rectangular post-earthquake block of commercial streets that I’ve written about already, there’s a busy area called Rossio. Rick Steves’ book Snapshot Lisbon calls this the “center of town” and says it’s … Continue reading

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My Lisbon Sunday

Today I went to Belem, the western part of Lisbon. It is best known as the site of several important structures including the Jerónimos Monastery and its Cloisters, the historic Tower of Belém and the Discoveries Monument which honors early … Continue reading

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Saturday shopping

I suppose because it’s Saturday I seemed to focus on shopping today – not my own but that of other people. I had learned of a big flee market that happens every Saturday in Alfama and I was curious about … Continue reading

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Alfama

This was an absolutely gorgeous day! The sky couldn’t be any bluer – the sun couldn’t be any brighter. I spent the day exploring “my” neighborhood which is called Alfama. The houses here are hundreds of years old. Many of … Continue reading

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In Lisbon it’s Spring!

I arrived in Lisbon last evening. Lisbon is one hour earlier than the rest of continental Europe so I get one more hour of sunlight at the end of each day! And that’s great because Spring has sprung here! Marta, … Continue reading

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