The Tivoli Lisboa has a great breakfast buffet, which we all enjoyed to the fullest. We linked up with the Grants, who were the last to arrive last night. They'd enjoyed Barcelona, but like us, they vow never again to fly AC Rouge. Not an airline to spend time with. Our flights home appear not to be Rouge, so we're optimistic.
Our driver and guide picked us up at 9 for a half-day tour of the city. Our reaction: Lisboa e lina, Portugal e un pais lindo.
We saw evidence of the reconstruction after the big earthquake of 1755 and admired beautiful tiles on many walls. The tour ended with the to-die-for custard tarts from Casa Pasteis de Belem.
Larry and I decided to walk to the El Corte Ingles that we kept hearing about -- a super-department store the size of most shopping malls. It was a very long, uphill walk, back to the high point from which we'd viewed the city earlier, then a few more blocks.
Another lively "hall" party -- 15 chatting and laughing people in 1 hotel room, drinking wine and beer and nibbling on an array of snacks.
We had heard about the wonderful views from the roof of our hotel, so went there for drinks and to enjoy the lights and nearly-full moon. Four of us shared a large jug of sangria. When it started to rain, we called it a night. [ Click "Older Posts" below to continue ]
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