Portugal

Portugal: Tips & Tricks

If you have not already please read about our four day trip to Lisbon, Sintra and Porto here. Here are some things we learned in Portugal that may help you plan your trip: Everyone spoke some English Uber is the best way to get around. All the local taxis we took overcharged, even the ones which the hotel arranged...
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Portugal Trip – Day 4 – Porto PM

Read Part 1 After a morning of uphill biking we were ready for lunch. The hotel reception had recommended a place which we decided to check out. Unfortunately, We kept getting lost trying to find it and had to keep walking up steep hills. After many attempts we finally found it only to learn it was closed! Lots of...
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Portugal Trip – Day 3 – Porto AM

On Sunday we left Lisbon for Porto where we would spend the rest of our time in Portugal. We packed up the room and headed down to breakfast. The breakfast buffet was included with the room and was fairly average. The fruits were canned and there were lots of pastries and breads. The hotel called us a taxi (who...
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Portugal Trip – Day 2 PM

Read part 1 The train ride back to Lisbon from Sintra was relatively uneventful and we appreciated the 45 minutes to rest our weary feet after all the mountain climbing we had done that day. The sun was just setting as we got back to Rossio Square and our hotel was a half mile uphill. As we pondered the...
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Portugal Trip – Day 1 PM – Lisbon

Read Part 1 After lunch we rushed to catch our pre-booked a Segway tour. Everyone at Lisbon Segway Tours was friendly especially our guide Gonçalo. He took us outside and we spent about 20 minutes practicing riding the segways in the side alley. When it was time to leave we manuevered the segways through the crowds on the narrow...
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Portugal Trip – Day 1 AM – Lisbon

Little Star and I had been planning a European vacation for the summer of 2015 and as other plans worked out it ended being that November would be our best time to travel. Comparing the map of Europe to our travel bucket list we quickly realized that Portugal was one of the few destinations that would still have warm...
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