Thursday, October 3, 2019

Day Eleven: Lisbon and Belem

Our last full day was spent exploring Lisbon. Outside my bedroom window I could see a lady refurbishing tile on the street. 

We walked along the water where they have a bridge resembling the golden gate. Despite the fact we were surrounded by water a lot on this trip I never wore my swimsuit once. The beach is still my happy place, even if I’m not in a lounge chair sipping a cold drink. 

Lots of beautiful squares in Lisbon. Arch du Rua Augusta and Praça do Comércio. 

Rossio square. 

Throughout Lisbon, Sintra and Cascais we saw the same repeating street tile. It was just gorgeous. Not great for e-scooters, but beautiful designs. 

I’m not going to give away the surprise but I feel it is important for Amy, Steve’s girlfriend, to know how much time he spent looking for something special for her. Here is him at just one of those stops. Steve has a slight case of FOMO but I am confident he landed on the best option. 

We wanted to make our way to Belém so bought a ticket for what we thought would be the metro. We boarded to find our ticket was for the train, and rode illegally one way. Rookie move that thankfully went okay as we weren’t stopped. 

Jerónimos Monastery. 

Padrao dos Descobrimentos, the Discovery Monument. 

Belém Tower. 

It was another perfect weather day in Portugal. We made the entire trip with no rain. Amazing. 

We ended the evening back in Alfama where Steve had  one of his best meals, seafood rice. 

Our last night ended in a darkened, super crowded bar, listening to fado. Tomorrow we will take three flights back to reality. 

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