Lisbon ( minus photos)

Dearest Readers

I am in Lisbon, Portugal. I am using my new iPad mini to write down my recollections of the last 72 hours. On this new device I have yet to master the art of uploading photos… Hence the title of this post.

I left Sydney on Monday, travelled some 32 hours plus to arrive in the Portuguese capital Lisbon in a haze of sleep deprivation. On the flight I had sat next to a woman for my home town of Wollongong, and having conversations whilst in transit in Zurich Switzerland about Franklins Thirroul  & Austinmer Beach was not something I ever imagined possible!!

But fast forward to the here and now…I am back in my room in the old town, Alfama. It is a lovely part of the city, hilly , with narrow cobble stoned streets and stunning views of the ocean.

The last 48 hours have been spent exploring, without a tour guide or book. Yes, this has been some what challenging and naive of me, and I have often walked in the direction of people I assume are tourist based on assumption alone. So far this approach has paid off, I have stumbled across parks, monuments and vantage points by chance, and have always enjoyed such finds due to the close proximity they have all been to patisseries . Portuguese tarts have become a staple dietary requirement!!

Tomorrow I board a night train to Spain, to catch up with a friend I have not seen for 11 years – true catch up with a mate behaviour!! But not before I go for another run along the Lisbon Harbour, eat some more cake and get lost in another cobble stone side street.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fernanda
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 22:53:09

    Great to know you are already enjoying your trip dear amiga. Have fun and keep writing!!

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. Suzanne
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 23:51:21

    WOW! How very exciting! I loved Portugal 🙂 And where is Miss Flora while this adventure is taking place?


  3. Sandra Stephen Boyle
    Sep 27, 2013 @ 22:30:59

    Love your post from Lisbon, Kate! Looking forward to your photos. Safe travels. Lots of love.


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