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Bird in the banana tree, Castelo de Sao Jorge  

Bird in the banana tree, Castelo de Sao Jorge

'Any time not spent drinking port is a waste of time.'

January 12th 2010
After missing our flight to Lisbon we weren't taking any chances with the rescheduled flight. I was slightly anxious that, given we had to get up at 4.30 am, we might sleep in. When Conor asked me if I'd set an alarm for the morning my response was, 'I've set four.' Anyway, no dramas second time round. Our visit to Lisbon got off to a bit of an ominous start, however. After checking in to the ho ... read more
Europe » Portugal

Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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