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Day trip to Sintra and Cascais

Lisbon was our base, and there is lots to see and do in and around the city, but we also decided a day trip to Peña Palace on Sintra mountain would be interesting. I set out early, as I had to trek up to the top of our hill, then over and down another funicular … Continue reading »

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Belem – Lisboa

Armed with timed-entry tickets and a bit of luck we readied fairly early and then headed down the hill to the bus stop near the metro station closest to us, looking for a ride further towards the ocean, to a place called Belem. A modern tram (15E) arrived, we had expected a bus or older … Continue reading »

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Gardens and Museums

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Previous trips to Paris were all go go go! Our legs were younger then so we have opted for a more sedate pace this time. Our previous two visits we have stayed near the canal, but this time Jo found a lovely quirky apartment on the Left Bank, fairly close to Luxembourg Gardens – a … Continue reading »

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