Lisbon once again
Trip Start Apr 18, 2009
6Trip End May 07, 2009
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We had a taxi driver take us to Rossio Square - our starting point. We walked around Praca da Figueira and down the Rua da Prata - past our old apartment - and then over to the Elevador da Justa - and up and down the Rua Augusta. Monroe remembered that this was where he bought his 'manbag' and he found the woman that sold it to him and said 'hello' to her. It was funny. Then we did a little shopping - Jeanie bought some very nice painted tiles and some painted dishes. We went to the Confeitaria Nacional where I had a Cappuchino and Pasteis da Nata every day and we all had coffee and a custard tart.
We stopped at the hardware store - saw the same 'ladies of the street' that were always hanging out on that corner - I found a nice brass water faucet for the garden - we stopped in the local market and picked up some beverages - then took the old fashioned cable cars for a quick tour through the Alfama district.
Back in the Restauradores district we stopped off at the local Ginginha joint for some shots of Cherry liqueur - the price has been raised to Euro 1.10 but it was still good and worth it! We now have two more members of the Ginginha fan club in Jeanie and Monroe. Monroe became a fan of the Eduardino - which is like an Anisette - and so we bought some bottles of both - then went to have lunch at Valentino's. One of the waiters remembered us - although Luciano was not working during lunch that day - so we didn't get to see him - but we had a nice quick lunch of homemade pasta and pizza - it was very good. Then - back again to the Ginginha joint for a couple more shots and then we needed to get back to the ship.
We were sailing fairly early - and we had invited people to our cabin for drinks and the nice sailing away down the Rio Tejo - under the April 25 Bridge and past the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos - Henry the Navigator Monument and the Torre de Belem.
We had champagne and caipirihnas on our balcony along with Brian, Julie and Dennis and enjoyed a very nice evening on our way to Spain.