If you’re going to go to Portugal, how could not go to Lisbon (Lisboa). That was a trick question. You could do it by avoiding that city. But why would you?

I mean, really. Lisbon is a beautiful city by the sea. There are hills from which to view vistas, charming streets and neighbourhoods, and lots of culture. Importantly, there are lots of places to buy pastel de nata.

Besides, there’s the plane from Casablanca, and the clipper to America. Wait. That’s the film “Casablanca,” made during World War II. It’s fiction. Never mind. To read about my real-life visit to Lisbon, please follow the links below.

This is a subcategory of “Portugal,” and a sub-subcategory of “Europe.”

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...

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...