The first time we came to Lisbon, we stayed in Estoril along the coast. Rog was working in the city and I spent my days visiting Cascais, Sintra, and the neighborhoods of Lisbon. I would jump on the train and find myself in wonderfully charming communities, shopping in the local markets and discovering interesting foods, fruits, cheeses and wines. It was in Cascais that we learned Ferreira Port was our all-time favorite! It was in Estoril that Rog bought a pair of leather shoes–which he wore for the next 20 years before they wore out—in a store very much like our WalMart of today!!!! Twenty years!! Talk about quality and value!! Can you tell, we have a nostalgic fondness for Lisbon?!? We visit often and you will find more info on Lisbon in the “Archives” section. But this time, we came to Lisbon on Easter Sunday and anticipated that most everything would be closed. We made no major plans. Our intent was to walk the Alfama district (the old town) and take photos. To our surprise, many places were open for business! Here are the photos:
Our next port is Porto, Portugal where we plan to tour the “Lodges” and compare tawny vs. ruby ports.