Peter Bargh

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October 7th, 2015

Lisbon Mosaics

From Madeira back to Lisbon on EasyJet  flight 7608 21:10pm

This time I stayed in Hotel Residencial Caravela Rua Ferreira Lapa 38,1º , Arroios, Lisboa, 1150-159. A superb sized apartment with loads of room. Not in the best area but as I’d done the old town this time I walked over to the coast at Alcantara and back around the coast to Torre de Belem and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos. I also photographed lots of mosaic tiled walls along the journey.

Padrão dos Descobrimentos

I had beautiful Pastel de nata (Custard tart)at one of the cafe’s nearest the hotel that turned out to be an award winning maker of these lovely tarts.

September 25th, 2015

Lisbon

From Porto I caught a train down to Lisbon and then made my way by bus to the Pensao Residencial Flor dos Cavaleiros Rua dos Cavaleiros, 58, Santa Maria Maior, Lisboa. The apartment was on a very busy side street with some guys playing Bhaṅgṛā until early hours of morning. It was a few blocks away from the central square of Martim Moniz.
This was such a cool place with music playing each evening and lots of side stall selling a variety of street food.
I tried the local drink Ginjinha – a cherry liquor made with sour cherries and, in one bar, served in a chocolate cup.

Wandered around all the back streets and ended up in quite a scary area. Graffiti was brilliant.  Got chatted up by Indian guy…which was weird!

Lisbon

 

June 19th, 1997

London to Lisbon

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Flight BA 500 London to Lisbon Seat 31J
Trip arrange by Lexmark. Can’t remember anything about it though 🙁

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