Posts Tagged ‘ Lisbon ’

PASTRY OF BELEM AND JET LAG

PASTRY OF BELEM AND JET LAG

Our vacation is over, we’re back in NYC and I’m seriously jet lagged. I’ve heard that it takes one day for each hour time difference. So, I should be fine by the time I post this. But meanwhile, I wake up in the morning (which would really be the evening in Lisbon or Italy)...

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CEMITERIO DOS PRAZERES

CEMITERIO DOS PRAZERES

This world famous cemetery is in a district of Lisbon called Prazeres, translated into English it means ‘pleasures’. So these burial grounds are known as Cemetery of Pleasures. Tall cyprus trees, planted along the walkways, stretch up, growing to┬ásuch a dark green hue that the trees appear to be black. Life-sized concrete mourners are...

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A TRAIN RIDE TO SINTRA

A TRAIN RIDE TO SINTRA

Sintra is a little more than a half hour train ride outside of downtown Lisbon though it is considered part of the city. It is a hilly area with three enormous medieval castles still standing and magnificent gardens. We arrived at the train station just in time to miss our train to Sintra, but...

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A WALK TO ALFAMA AND FADO IN THE EVENING

A WALK TO ALFAMA AND FADO IN THE EVENING

Our first full day in Lisbon started out with a brilliant sunny morning. This Portuguese city is known as the city of seven hills and we were staying on the seventh hill. We were going to explore the Alfama area and were escorted by a long time Flickr.com friend, a commercial and travel photographer....

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