|Subject: Portugal/Spain in January|
A quick train (15 mins or so) ride to Belem (sp) to see the sights
have lunch along the water and go to a centuries old bakery and eat
Pastice de Belem. Little warm custard tarts. There are several places
but the real one is easy to spot. It has not changed much! A littl
further away but a must see is Sintra. Stay overnight if you can, it
is very different after the tour busses leave around 5 P.M. It
becomes a quiet, ancient village. There is a tourist office which
lists Manor Houses you can stay in. These are usually family
ancestral homes of amazing beauty. We stayed 2 nights and have been
waiting to get back. Lisbon has many things to offer. Alto Bairo is
great as is the Alfama and the Castle. There is a shopping district
the name escapes me now. Someone will post it I am sure. We stayed at
the hotel Principe Real, on a side street in an older part of town.
It was quiet and safe, around $70 a night.
Thank You, David West CA. U.S.A.