Well 6 am came quickly; especially after going to sleep at 2:30 am. We packed up and headed to the airport; it was the first time this whole trip that it rained more than 5 mins and enough to get you wet. So not sure if that’s a good omen or bad but we are leaving anyway.
Well once again we had problems with the TSA; I don’t understand why they wouldn’t let my sister carry on a Costco size bottle of hairspray but whatever. We then finally boarded our plane, late of course. I’m not sure why? The plane sat like 250 people and only about 30 of us got on. The ride was fine and when we landed in Lisbon the weather was perfect. Our AirBnB was pretty awesome. I felt like I was on an episode of road rules European edition. We got settled into our place and headed out looking for a taxi. I’ll tell you what it’s hard to hide the fact you’re a tourist when you are walking down the street with 8 people and 5 of them are in flip flops and one in a bazinga shirt.
Lisbon isn’t as pretty as everyone claims it to be. Lots of graffiti and trash everywhere. It honestly reminds me a lot of San Francisco; so much so it even has a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge. I have to say though the history is very rich here which is fantastic. I did something today I have never done in my life and that was take a double decker tour bus; I normally don’t like doing the touristy stuff but this wasn’t actually bad. We used it to get our bearings and decide where else in the city we wanted to go later so it was good. Then we went downtown to the square to watch the futbol game that was pretty intense. After those festivities we did some shopping on the strip tried pizza again and I’m sold on the idea that pizza here sucks. I’ll just stick to the local cuisine from now on. After eating we headed back to our AirBnb; planing on getting to bed early because we have to get up early, but it’s already midnight as I write this so I doubt that’s going to happen. Tomorrow we are headed to the city of Fatima and I’m really looking forward to that. Hopefully I’m not as sore as I was today... sitting in that plane really killed my back.