Posts filed under: Lisbon, Portugal

Here is a brief snapshot of my last couple of days in Porto and Lisbon: Porto is enchanting…  Old buildings, cobble stone streets, history, and of course, port.  Everywhere you...
(So this is what Rococo means…) The National Palace of Queluz was apparently one of the last Great Rococo buildings to be designed in Europe and is often referred to as the...
Surf roadtrip to Peniche? 13 of us spent a weekend in the famous surf town of Peniche, located north of Lisbon on a peninsula that juts out on the west coast of Portugal....
Parks and gardens (surrounding hospitals, historical homes and museums) in Portugal are often stocked with different breeds of ducks, swans, roosters, and the occasional peacock. Visiting the Fronteira Palace and...
Life on the road makes you minimize the wardrobe to the essentials.  You realize you never needed all that extra stuff in the first place.  One pair of shorts.  One...
Day 2: Almada, across the river from Lisbon: I rode my bike back to Belem and boarded a Ferry to Porto Brandao on the Almada side.  This turned out to be...
Today I was lucky enough to make a solo bike trip happen to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in all of Europe.  I had been waiting for others to...
How did it get to be 6pm?  I went for a run this morning, took a nap (granted, it was 2 hours long), and wandered to a cafe where I...
A Padaria Portuguesa I have to admit that when I pointed out A Padaria Portuguese to a friend as we walked by (looking for a quick lunch spot before hopping...
If you had asked me one year ago to imagine myself living in Europe and not drinking alcohol, I would have thought you were crazy. But if you had...