Visiting Portugal

We fell in love with this country, its atmosphere, food and wine, and absolutely fantastic sights!


Logistics: Lisbon, Cabo da Roca

Dates: May 5 – May 12, 2010

Transport: Plane, train, shuttle bus

Lodging: Rossio Hostel (Lisbon)

Memories: Cabo da Roca, Vino VerdePasteis de Belem, Santa Justa Lift, Oceanarium

Our trip to Portugal was an unplanned event. We were never thinking about visiting this country until my wife got an invitation for a business trip there. So I joined her.

The most impressive memory is Cabo da Roca – the westmost edge of Europe:

Aqui, onde a terra se acaba e o mar começa… [Here, where the land ends and the sea begins…]

Luís de Camões, Os Lusíadas

The craziest idea was to swim naked on the wild beach of Cabo da Roca amongst rocks and cold waves of Atlantic Ocean in the beginning of May!

On the way back we had different flights and my flight was cancelled due to volcano ash. After 8 hours of waiting in the airport I came back to the hostel and spent 2 more days in Lisbon. These were the days I needed to be absolutely satisfied with this trip! On the last day of my trip Lisbon met the pope – Benedict XVI so I had a chance to see him and made a shot.

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