The wedding crasher. November 10th 2006 For my last few days in the country, things in Portugal have gone entirely Portuguese. A transit strike shuts down Lisbon during the morning rush, and Sete Rios - the main bus hub out of the city - suddenly feels as good as half-way to Madrid. Traffic snarl-ups have knotted the streets of Lapa. I’m caught in their slow, peristaltic push as I make my way to the station - my knapsack packed for a ... read more
Europe » Portugal 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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UPDATE, 22 January 2010: For those of you - both of you? - who have been following this blog off and on (mostly off) for the past few years, it's time to officially put it on a permanent hiatus. As much as I love these nutty little essays about my time on the road, they're just a bit too time-consuming to keep up with, given the demands of my freelance work. So for now, my dear TravelBlog, it's time to say adieu, though ... full info