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The unexpectedly cool Lisbon

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it´s been an absolutely fantastic, perfect weather day today = boiling hot and blue blue skies. staying at a very cool pension, once again im gonna recommend another place, lisbon story guesthouse. it also has a chill-out section = a no-shoes morrocan style lounge. very cool.


so im loving lisbon, its very old, lots of both small and mammoth white buildings, lively squares, cobbled streets, beautiful coast. its really charming, as the english would say. we´ve only got an afternoon here so took a little local tram that took us round most of the tiny streets and the old town and then walked around, getting hopelessly lost. just had a beer sundowner and going out this evening for a fancy portuguese meal!


iv really enjoyed portugal, its been one of the top countries to visit, well...on my list at least. i know vee and grant enjoyed it too when they were travelling through europe. so...give it a bash if you havent already seen portugal, its been really great! oh yes, i saw two couples dancing in a public square and it was sooo great. reminded me of tango dancers in the streets of buenos aires.

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well...this is my last night in europe for a while (not counting london as "europe"!) and my mom, after this night, has one more night over on this side of the world before heading back to SA. she´s been a fantastic travel partner, i really admire her, she never complains (whereas i do all the time) and is game for anything. and really fit i have to tell you...fitter than me i think! oh yes, and a great cook, creating yummy concoctions even when our ingredients are really weird! so ... a massive thanks to her for making these last three weeks really great ones and memory-filled im know for sure.

oh! and a big sorry once again for totally forgetting your birthday on 1st May, mom, and then you having to remind me about two weeks later, i didnt even remember myself! so double present next year - promise!

PS thanks to wilna and bob for the comments = its great to know you are reading my pretty tedious travel blog! thanks for that!

PPS how british do i sound in this blog!! iv gotta get back to my saffa roots...like ja

Posted by julesfsmit 10:26 Archived in Portugal Tagged tourist_sites

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You're welcome Jules. For me it's just a miracle that you're actually blogging - this is the most correspondence you've made - well, ever!!!! So Congrats on keeping us updated, intruiged and envious :) When does your Africa trip start?

by lauraanne

Hi Jules, Just wanted to let you know that I have been following your journey with interest!! sounds absolutely amazing!!
I look forward to reading what you get up to in Africa!! enjoy
XX Kerri

by kerriganlr

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