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Sintra – October 16

Oct 17, 2010
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We devoted the whole of today for an outing to Sintra, which is about a 30-minute train ride from Lisbon. So many people have told…

Lisbon Museums

Oct 16, 2010
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Apparently there are about 40 museums in Lisbon but so far I’ve just been to three! First, I took myself off by myself to visit…

Lisbon Fado

Oct 16, 2010
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Fado is the Portuguese blues — hurtin’ songs that are unlike anything I’ve ever heard. Apparently they were originally sung by the women waiting for…

Chilling Out in Lisbon – October 13 to 15

Oct 16, 2010
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Since arriving at our lovely apartment on Tuesday, October 12, we’ve just been enjoying being temporary residents of the Alfama district in Lisbon. Inside, our…

Lisbon – October 14

Oct 13, 2010
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I sit in our bright kitchen with the window open and a reflection of red terracotta tiles, whitewashed wall, and bright blue sky in my…

Figuiera da Foz to Lisbon – October 12

Oct 13, 2010
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Today’s the day we get into our new apartment in the Alfama district in Lisbon. The Alfama is one of the few areas of Lisbon…

Hanging Out in Figuiera da Foz – October 11

Oct 11, 2010
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We’re having our day in nature — very welcome after over three weeks of mostly being in the cities. After hanging out in the hotel…

Figuiera da Foz – October 10

Oct 11, 2010
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We really needed a break from the big city this morning and so with light hearts, we packed up, left our Bairro Alto apartment, and…

Lisbon – Show Opens October 9

Oct 11, 2010
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We spent the day having a good wander around the three main downtown neighborhoods – the Bairro Alto (where we are staying), the Baixo (lower…

Libson – October 8

Oct 11, 2010
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Today is the day we will visit the Colorida Gallery where hopefully the work has arrived and all is ready for the opening on October…

Libson – October 7

Oct 11, 2010
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The train trip from Tavira to Lisbon was not one I’d like to repeat! It was long, rattlely, a trifle on the smelly side, and…

Seville – October 5

Oct 7, 2010
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After an amazing dinner of Argentinian beef (vegetarians don’t look!), I am relaxing in a huge terracotta tiled, wood beam ceilinged cottage up in the…