A glimpse of Portugal July 11th 2012 With only 4 days in Portugal - 3 on the mainland, and one in the Azores - we had to maximize every minute, and plan ahead. After a bit of research, we decided to spend one day each in Porto, Sintra, and Lisbon, before flying to the Azores for a day, and then back home.
We flew into Porto from Dublin, and took the Metro to the center of town, where our hotel was located. Upon exiting the Metro s ... 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
I have visited many countries, and while it was once my goal to visit over 100 (I think I'm at 80), I have since stopped counting and caring about visiting more, just want to get to understand the world a bit better, and go back to favorite places. E.g. I would rather go back to Spain and see more of it than to visit some country I don't care about just to add to the count. Interested in global human issues, especially surrounding migration. ... full info