Category: Portugal

Lisbon: Wandering

I landed in Lisbon (aka Lisboa) today. Well, the flight and landing weren’t exactly all up to me. A plane and its crew were a...

Lisbon: Sāo Jorge Castle and More

Built in the 11th century, the Sāo Jorge Castle sits on top of a hill in Lisbon. We walked there this morning. That is to...

Lisbon: Day trip to Sintra

Today’s adventure in Lisbon wasn’t in Lisbon. That is to say, it started and ended in Lisbon, but we spent most of the day in...

Lisbon: Belém District

Today, we spent most of the day in the Belém district of Lisbon. It’s well outside of Lisbon’s downtown, but the district offers a couple...

Porto: Out and about

We arrived in Porto after a somewhat more than three-hour train ride from Lisbon. By the time we checked into our hotel it was too...

Porto: Douro Cruise and More

Today we took a long cruise up the Douro River. It carried us all the way from Porto to the “village” of Pinão. I’ll explain...