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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Nov 152019
 
O Segundo Dia em Coimbra

Our second day in Coimbra again began overcast with a light rain. Undeterred, we roamed off to other areas of town, the remarkable Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, a walking tour of the centuries-old University, and later the ancient Romanesque Old Catheral.

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Nov 032019
 
Passadicos do Paiva

The need to get out into nature led us to discover the ruggedly beautiful scenery of the Paiva Walkways in Portugal’s Arouca Geopark. The 8.7 km (5.4 mi) long trail traverses landscapes that are beautiful, peaceful and wild.

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Azulejos

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Oct 182019
 
Azulejos

The dictionary definition is rather dry – “a kind of glazed colored tile traditionally used in Spanish and Portuguese buildings.” But the reality is that azulejos a beautiful presence throughout Portugal and certainly a part of its cultural soul.

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Braga

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Oct 172019
 
Braga

The alarm on Jeannie’s tablet woke us early to catch the 08h45 train for our overnight in Braga, Portugal’s 3rd largest city, built more than 2,000 years ago. It was worth the early wake up.

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