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Coimbra - Worthwhile stop on the road to Lisbon

February 1st 2012
Coimbra blog Thankfully Portugal has a pretty impressive train system running north and south between the major cities of Porto and Lisbon. And smack in the middle is Coimbra, also connected by train. From Porto we just jumped on the metro near our hotel and arrived right at the train station. Once we arrived to Coimbra, we learned that we could take another train for a quicker way to town. Of ... read more
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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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