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Europe » Portugal » Lisboa July 8th 2013

We spent our first day in Lisbon exploring the city center of Bairro Alto and Baixa (see http://www.travelblog.org/Europe/Portugal/Lisboa/blog-845101.html for our blog on Day 1). For Day 2, we decided to travel to the outskirts of town to historic Belem, the scenic beachtown of Cascais, and the tranquil hillside city of Sintra. In Lisbon, you can catch a train from Cais do Sodre station by buying a Viva Viagem card for unlimited daily usage. Take the "Todas" train west to the town of Belem, which leaves every 20 minutes and takes about 10 minutes to reach the destination. Be sure to sit on the left side, which offers coastal views of the Tagus River for the entire ride. In Belem, visit a pastry shop on Rua de Belem called Pasteis de Belem, where you have to try ... read more
Torre de Belem
Central Cascais
Palacio Nacional da Sintra

Antarctica » Temp July 7th 2013

Lisbon may not have the allure of Paris for romantics, Milan for fashionistas, or Vienna for musicians, but it's the oldest city in western Europe and that alone warrants attention from any traveler. Our decision to visit this city on the sea was somewhat accidental. Kristina was on a 3-week mission trip to Ghana and we didn't want to waste her long trek across the Pond, so I chose to meet her in Europe and make a vacation of it. Unfortunately, July is peak season for tourism on this continent, which entails high prices. To cut costs, we looked for the cheapest city to fly into Europe and behold, Lisbon was the answer. Little did we know this would prove to be an excellent choice. My 10-hour flight across the lake found me at a pitstop ... read more
Rossio Square
Pasteis da nata
Praca Luis do Camoes

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan December 31st 2012

The thought of a New Year's Eve celebration conjures images of ball drops, ridiculous glasses, confetti, Dick Clark, and a song that everyone is familiar with but no one knows the artist; over the years, New Year's and New York City have become synonymous and that's why for our first trip together, I decided to take Kristina to Times Square, the epicenter of the world for ringing in a new year. Due to the last minute nature of our trip, flights from Washington D.C. to NYC were scarce, but we luckily had a friend in Long Island who was willing to pick us up from the local airport (Long Island MacArthur, ISP), which helped us save some mula by not needing a hotel in Manhattan--a money abyss for booking rooms--and more flights were available for ISP ... read more
Best Buy Theater
Inside Best Buy Theater




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