Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday 19th April 2018.....Day 15!!!!

The apartment is very quiet and has all we need including a washer.......we had another busy day planned and packed up and walked for about 20 minutes in the central area where I left Gracie where she went shopping and I walked down to the river front....







We met up again and took a nice stroll through the down town streets....


This shot below is actually a full window reflection I kind of like it...
This is an interesting photo of Gracie outside a world famous pasty shop.....it is the only place in the world where you can buy these pastries they are very similar to a custard tart.....we went in and sat down and ordered two drinks and two tarts if I told you I ordered an extra tart that may tell you how good they were!!!

The story is that the monks in the monastery next door use the white of the eggs to starch their robes and they did not need the yolks so they gave them to the local people and they started making the pastries.....they were delicious and the restaurant had over 400 hundred tables but we did not have to wait and that tells you how busy it was they say the line us is always like that and in fact the line up behind Gracie is for take outs!!!!




The famous yellow tram..this is listed in the guides as a must do but the line ups are so long we decided against it!!


All the next shots are taken in the Belem district if you are interested to Google it you can read all the history on the monuments and castle!!!









This I think is so cool it is Henry the Navigator the top person on the sculpture and the plane coming the other way!!!




We took the Hop on Hop off bus back into Centro and walked home...we walked a few miles today and are now relaxing at home...I am having an issue trying to down load my Europe map onto my GPS and have it at a store around the corner I hope it is done when I go back later tonight!!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!































Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday 18th April 2018......Day 14!!!!!

Woke up to a beautiful sunny morning clear skies but I had to do my chores.....



We had a free walking tour booked at 11am and I had planned how we got into the central area and we took the metro 🚇 two stops and found the place easily enough......the tour group was quite big but Rachel our guide was really good it lasted just about three hours and here are some photos.....




I bought some of these and they were really juicy...


Gracie is right behind Rachel in the middle..



I was not allowed to use flas inside this church but the small side chapels were so ornate and rich with great murals and mosaics..







The tour was very informative about the history and life of the locals and we both enjoyed it immensely!!

Next we bought tickets for the Hop on Hop off bus..these tickets are good for three days.....so now enjoy more scenery..






It was almost 7pm before we knew it and we both really enjoyed the day some of the colours are so rich and vibrant.....

Tomorrow we have another busy day planned so stay tuned....

Yashi Kochi!!!!































Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday 17th April 2018..... Day 13!!!!

Well it was a long time but we finally arrived in Lisbon out flight from Boston was not only 4 hours late but we also had a 5 hour wait....Gracie tried to sleep and I stayed awake and I feel great again.

We touched down and changed planes in the Azores which was a sort of treat for me because that is where my ex in laws are from......taking off on the way to Lisbon..


And the approach into Lisbon..




We took a cab to close where the Airbnb was and then a short walk....it is an older cute apartment 





And funnily enough it is in the San Miguel district and we get a great view of the church across the road..


Our casita is in the pink building to the right of the church on the second floor 


We had a quick snack and decided we needed to stretch our legs so here are some photos along the way..






We came back to the apartment and rested and then went out for a bite to eat.....

Feels good to be here tomorrow we have a free walking tour arranged with the city so that will give us a good lie of the land...

Yashi Kochi!!!!















Thursday 19th April 2018.....Day 15!!!!

The apartment is very quiet and has all we need including a washer.......we had another busy day planned and packed up and walked for about ...