Mar 042020
 
Heading West to Belém

Originally, Belem was the location of Lisbon’s shipyards and docks, and was the starting point for the Portuguese voyages that discovered sea routes to India, East Africa and Brazil. It is also home to some incredibly famous landmarks.

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Lisbon’s Trams

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Mar 022020
 
Lisbon’s Trams

While getting around this city is best done on foot, the city’s public transportation system works well, but the 100+ year old trams are the most charming and fun.

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Lisbon Begins

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Jan 282020
 
Lisbon Begins

After Porto, Évora, and the other charming Portuguese towns and villages, we weren’t sure what to expect from Lisbon, but what we found exceeded our expectations at every turn.

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Jan 112020
 
Évora  - a Royal City

In our move from Porto and to Lisbon, we first wanted to visit one of Portugal’s best preserved medieval towns, because of its extensive history and proximity to several Neolithic monuments.

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Departing Porto

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Jan 092020
 
Departing Porto

We were packed. The taxi was on its way to take us to the train station to depart Porto. I can’t say that I was really ready to go, but the excitement of going to a new place is always greater than the sadness of leaving.

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Dec 262019
 
A Porto Six-Pack – 2

As with the previous post,  there were too many wonderful things in Porto to devote a post to each. This is the second “six-pack” to share some more of the sights, architecture, and history that we experienced there.

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Dec 102019
 
A Porto Six-Pack - 1

Porto was a wonderful city, but there were too many sights to devote a post to each, so here is the first “six-pack” to highlight some of the sights, architecture, and history that Porto has to offer.

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