We lucked out and ended up in Lisbon celebrating St. Antonio Festival I believe it was called. What a blast, there’s parades forever and people in strange costumes prancing around. Get down there early and try some sardines. We went to the Bairro Alto afterwards which was also good fun but I hear people go to the castle to party…I couldn’t be bothered to walk all the way up there again.
The next day is a holiday but the post office is open surprisingly. It’s a good day to go to Sintra, that’s where we went. Beautiful beautiful place…I come from Canada and I was still astounded by the nature in Sintra.
The city overall is really cute, people are very friendly, I want to go back!! The ups and downs will ensure that you get a bun and thigh workout, you can’t go wrong.over 6 years ago