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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.

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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!

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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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