Day Trip to Cascais, Portugal

A day trip to the beach town of Cascais was just as easy and convenient as our trip to Sintra.¬† We ate lunch and walked around the town before settling in on a beach. ¬†Lucky for us we ended up next to a woman sunbathing topless and a rowdy German rugby team that decided to…

Day Trip to Sintra, Portugal

Sintra is a beautiful town outside of Lisbon. A quick 45 minutes by train. There are a number of landmarks to see in Sintra including a royal palace that was built in the early 1900’s for the royal family, a Moorish castle, gardens, and other aristocratic fan fare. Visitors could spend an entire day touring…

Lisbon – Belem

Belem is a neighborhood in Lisbon famous for a number of sights including a monastery, nautical statue, and something like a castle outpost pictured below. We skipped the monastery and walked along the boardwalk to view the other sights. Portugal was a country of exploration. Adventurers would set sail from the shores of Lisbon and…

Lisbon – Castle Saint George

Lisbon has impressive public transportation. The metro is small but uber modern and connects easily to buses and rail. Lisbon also offers two iconic transport options. They have adorable yellow trams that run throughout the old city and due to the hilly nature of Lisbon (think San Francisco) they installed elevators in certain areas that…

Lisbon Day One

Unfortunately none of my photos loaded on my last post from Madrid! I fixed the problem click here to view. We are staying in a neighborhood called Alfama in the city of Lisbon. It is one of the oldest quarters as it was not destroyed by the earthquake that hit Lisbon in the late 1700’s….