Sintra is about a 45 minute train ride to the west from Lisbon. It is beautiful there. The town of Sintra is dotted by royal retreats, estates, castles and buildings from the 8th-9th century, in addition to many buildings completed between the 15th and 19th … Continue readingSintra

Date with Salome

At 10pm tonight Salome woke me wanting to go eat dinner. She and I got dressed, no one else wanted to come, and ate at Ha Piteu. Number 18 of 1,465 restaurants in Lisbon. 25 steps from our lobby. I didn’t realize it was so … Continue readingDate with Salome

Belém and Estoril

Today we took electric tram 15E to Belém. We visited the beautiful Jerónimos Monastery. It was built in 1501 with the taxes raised from spices. We then walked to the famous Casa Pastéis de Belém Cafe for their pastel de nata, the best custard tart … Continue readingBelém and Estoril


Yesterday we flew into Lisbon via EasyJet. I had never gotten off of a plane onto the Tarmac and then bussed to baggage claims. At the airport we purchased our Lisboa Cards and a SIM card for my phone. We then took a cab to … Continue readingLisbon