Good day! (from Lisbon)
06.07.2006 0 °F
Goodbye New York.
Arrived in Lisbon @ 8:45am. Thought my connecting flight to Luanda was @ 11:40am, but it was at 11:40PM… Fabuloso! That gave me 12 more hours than I thought! More than enough time to go into the city. So I dumped some weight from my carryon at the left luggage booth and caught the next bus into town. On the bus, met a German girl living in London and we decided to make a whirlwind sightseeing day of my 12+ hours.
We headed down to the historic part of town where we did it all, by train, by bus, but – mostly by foot! Stopped for lunch at a pastelaria (bakery) and when we were all tuckered out, had dinner by the sea! The city was beautiful (and expensive…), and completely different from what I expected. I thought that it would be more modern, but my perception may be skewed from the fact that I spent most of my time in the older part of the city. The weather was awesome – warm in the sun with a cool breeze. (Obviously my skin hadn’t seen a lot of UV lately, because I headed back to the airport with a T-shirt tan and a sunburn across the face!)
Right now, it't too much trouble to put pics on my blog. you can see all the pics on my flickr account.