March 31, 2015
Again we make a city trip to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Our second visit to this town. We have left Amsterdam this morning at 06:55 on a flight to Portugal, for a four day city-trip to Lisbon. We take the metro to the city centre, the hotel where we made reservations, the Hotel Pensão O Paradouro Residencial, is only a five minute walk from the Arroios metro exit. Walking down hill on the Avenida Almirante Reis, we pass by a Pingo Doce supermarket. How convenient is that?
Tuesday, March 31th
Lisbon? Again? Yes we are visiting Lisbon again. Reason for that being is that we just love Portugal in general and Lisbon in particular. Lisbon is a wonderful and......
Wednesday, April 1th
We get up and have breakfast ON bed. Yesterday we bought some bread and yoghurt at the PINGO supermarket a couple of hundred feet up the road. Having finished our breakfast.....
Thursday, April 2th
The objective for today is Sintra. Unfortunately there is a strike going on at the train station. Not one train is leaving, and nothing is arriving either. We abandon the idea....
Friday, April 3th
We have to make a difficult choice. Are we going to try to get to Sintra or not? After some deliberation we decide not to go to Sintra. Too bad, but thats the way it is. The risk of not being able to return....
At a banquet given by a rich landowner in Barcelos, a valuable piece of silver was stolen and one of guests was accused of the theft. He was tried by the court and was found guilty.
In spite of the overwhelming evidence against him, he still protested his innocence. The magistrate granted the man a final chance to prove his case. Seeing a cock in a basket nearby he said, "If I am innocent, the cock will crow." The cock crowed and the prisoner was allowed to go free.