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From lagos we headed to the Portugeuse Capital of Lisbon, which was just the right mix of seedy and nice. It was quite pretty with a gritty edge, an old castle overlooking the city, cool student area up the hills in the Bairro Alto (where we were staying), old yellow trams shuttling through the tiny streets and the best custard tarts in Portugal in Belem next to its iconic cathedral.
From Lisbon we did a few day trips to towns in the area including Obidos and the fairy tale like town of Sintra with its Moorish Castle high on the hill overlooking this cute village.
While in Lisbon it was also Leons birthday (the big 23!) and even his parents managed to be there to celebrate which made it even more of an occasion.
We all headed out to a famous local restaurant for a nice sit down dinner and later headed to the hostel which had hosted a little party for Leon.

Posted by woods 08:24 Archived in Portugal

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