January 25, 2006

Evora - Moving on to Portugal

The plan for today was to catch the Madrid to Lisbon bus which stopped in Evora, Portugal. Unfortunately there was only one bus a day and when we went to buy our tickets they told... continue reading

January 26, 2006

Lisboa - Welcome to Lisboa

We started off the day with a nice breakfast provided by our pension which kept us full through the bus ride to Lisbon and then some. Since we took the express bus the ride only t... continue reading

January 27, 2006

Sintra - Daytrip to Sintra

Our plan for today was a visit to the hilltop town of Sintra. The town is about 45 minutes west of Lisbon via the train and was worth the trip. Pulling into the station we caught... continue reading

January 28, 2006

Belem - Pasteis de nata=new addiction!!!

The rain stopped this morning and made way for a sunny, but windy day. We planned on spending the day in the Belem district. There was a nice walkway along the river so we could ... continue reading

January 29, 2006

Lisbon - 50 year snowfall

We woke up to pouring rain which confirmed it would be a museum day today. One of the great things about Portugal is most of the museums are free on Sundays. Once the rain turned t... continue reading

January 30, 2006

Lisbon to Porto - Lisbon - Coimbra - Porto

In Lisbon we asked three separate people which town should we visit on our way to Porto. All three said Coimbra, so we decided we would stop for one night in Coimbra. We caught the... continue reading

January 31, 2006

Porto - Porto Vinho

Tina wasn't feeling well today so we kept it simple today. We started off by touring the free wine museum which was very educational. We learned about the history and development o... continue reading

February 1, 2006

Porto - Porto Vinho II

After running errands, such as mailing postcards and buying bus tickets for tomorrow, we walked through the Palacio park which overlooks the Douro river. In the p... continue reading

February 2, 2006

Porto to Salamanca - Back to Spain Once Again

Today was just a long day on the bus, 6 1/2 hours total. The mountainous countryside of NE Portugal was beautiful. This changed into the flat plains and mucho toros as we arrived i... continue reading