Select Page

Lisboa! We Be Here!

Written by Jeff Drake
7 · 05 · 18

Hi folks!

We arrived yesterday without any travel hassles, which was very nice! I only got about 45 minutes sleep on the plane and Lisa didn’t get much either, so by the time we hit the ack last night, we were both exhausted.

As good fortune would have it, last night was a huge Lisbon festival celebrating their patron saint (it’s seriously Catholic here), Saint Anthony of Padua. Some of you might be thining right now,”Hey, wasn’t he an Italian saint? Padua is in Italy, after all!” Well, you’re half right. Anthony died in Padua, Italy, but he was born in Lisbon. In fact, he is also known as “Anthony of Lisbon”. I will post a quick video of the festibal.

Everyone in our group seems very nice, which is expected, but pleasant to verify. Dinner lat night was fish! Who knew? Not sure what the fish was, but it was white fish and very tasty. Of course, being not quite with the program last night due to fatigue, we didn’t get photos of the meal. This morning we are well-rested and ready to go, so we won’t make that mistake again!

We’ll visit a monastery today, get a city tour and then have the  afternoon to ourselves. We’re going to walk down the main street to the river and find a place to have lunch. The photo of the double burger and fries was yesterday’s lunch – happy hour. Yippee! The burger and fries was only $5EU. I had a Brzilian drink, similar to the mojito, but not as sugary. It was very nice!

I never posted a video before, so not sure if it will work.

Please follow and like me:

Let us know what you think…


1 Comment

  1. Steve Drake

    You guys know how to have fun!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More Like This

Related Posts

Japan – some final reflections

I have been pondering our recent experiences in Japan to try and put my finger on exactly what bothered me about our Japan trip. Generally, we had a good trip, but it didn’t really live up to our expectations and left us feeling that our next trip will be on our own...

read more

Ah, Kyoto!

Our tour was supposed to avoid cities and focus on “culture”, etc., but Japan is not some third world country. Everywhere you go you see a bustling atmosphere, lots of office buildings, stores and restaurants. Let me tell you, the Japanese are apparently huge...

read more


Jeff Drake

Retired IT consultant, world-traveler, hobby photographer, and philosopher.
Verified by MonsterInsights