Once again (as I did in Barcelona with flamenco previously), I left the Fado Theater Show for my last day in Lisbon. Did know few things about fado, heard some songs, but I was surprised by its outspread in the city. It seemed that every café or restaurant hosted some kind of "fado-night special". And … Continue reading Lisbon: A FADO FAREWELL (7)
Wanted to write the Lisbon story in chronological order as I often do, but it was just impossible. Every plan I had for the particular day – to visit this and that and leave other "this and thats" for tomorrow, just couldn’t "hold water". Because when ever I take that "planed route", something comes up … Continue reading Lisbon: STRICT, YET MISCHIEVOUS (6)
Few days have passed, didn’t even notice it. Had the feeling that I have been walking for days. And actually I have, if you consider that I went around Barcelona lengthwise and crosswise, mainly on foot, for five days before coming to Lisbon. Yet, I have been doing it all over again! Lisbon is also … Continue reading Lisbon: EVOKING JOSE SARAMAGO (5)
Streets of the city were so charming. Although steep and narrow, almost always on cobblestone, they often had elegant mosaics made out of dark stone cuts. Mosaics were frequent – what if I tell you that I went into various metro stations just to see the mosaics? They were so vibrant and colorful, genuine artwork … Continue reading Lisbon: UP THE STEEP COBBLED STREETS OF ALFAMA (4)
One more thing I forgot to mention when it comes to first impressions... It was easy to find the hotel when I arrived to Lisbon, was not far from Praca do Rossio. The building was charming, even though old and somewhat "neglected". Lovely walk (upwards though) towards Largo do Chiado with that thrilling feeling of finally … Continue reading Lisbon: VIEW OF TAGUS TO WAKE UP TO (3)
One of the things I was excited about when planning to come to Lisbon was the history of discoveries. Famous explorers took off to the unknown seas and lands, some of them starting their journeys from Portugal and Spain. Liked the mural depicting explorers from Lisbon’s metro station so much that I still cherish the … Continue reading Lisbon: LEGACY OF WORLD DISCOVERIES (2)
Finally reached Lisbon. Wanted to see the city for so long and when have landed, couldn’t stop looking out of the window! Took the bus from the airport, it seemed like a good idea, since there was a stop at Praca do Rossio, and my hotel was not very far from there. Once again, just … Continue reading Lisbon: LOSING YOUR HEAD OVER THE CITY! (1)
Have a cup of tea and enjoy reading about the journey, since we'll be hopping from one side of the Old Continent (where we were during the last series), to the opposite one! Barcelona and Lisbon, here we come! To tell you the truth, wasn’t sure how to write the Barcelona/Lisbon trip experiences of mine, … Continue reading Hopping to the other side of EUROPE!