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Getting to know Lisbon

April 5th 2018
What a busy day Mike and I have had! After a passing downpour, we headed out for the center of town to pick up the Hop-on bus. We love taking these buses during the first days in order to get a quick overview of the city. With maps, area reviews, and the corny tourism voice-over, we were set. Walking or riding, there is always something to see. Mosaics are prominent on the sidewalks and on th ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Lisboa

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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