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Lisbon, Portugal

November 17, 2010

Okay, okay, I got this city completely wrong from reading the travel books. It looked interesting, but not as truly amazing as it actually is! The city is a great mixture of Moorish influenced architecture, restaurants literally 12 feet apart throughout the entire city, and a cool city vibe. Began the day near the Instituto Lisbon (cheap hotel and wasn’t extremely out of the way) and walked down to Rossio to check out the different Pra├žas. Wonderful people the entire mile and a half walk there. Everything seems to open up around noon and the first kebab stand I saw received my business. Hopped “Tram 28” (a local streetcar that happens to follow the route of every tourist attraction in Lisbon) and spent half a day soaking up the awesome views of hilly Lisbon. I’m really sorry that I did not have more time to explore everything that Lisbon has to offer. A couple of parting observations about Lisbon:

Portuguese is absolutely beautiful to listen to!
There is an awesome amount of graffiti in Lisbon. Most is garbage, but some is incredible!

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves when it comes to the sites…

Spain/Portugal/Morocco

November 7, 2010

6 days until takeoff. I’m getting excited!