OBRIGADO???? falla espanol o ingles?
Lisbon Travel Blog› entry 4 of 7 › view all entries
Heading to Portugal! One of my dreams was to go to Portugal, and I was about to make it come true:) We traveled to the airport, checked our luggage, boarded the plane, and said ADIOS to Barca and Espana and HOLA to all of the new adventures awaiting us in a place that had fewer tourists scrambling about. Arriving in the airport, we found ourselves in the land of Portugues.. not knowing Portugese, I found myself asking.. falla espanol o ingles many times, and luckily, people took pity on me and spoke to me in Spanish:) What was crazy is that we didn't need to go through customs upon exiting the baggage claim area. No one checked our passports, no one checked anything! We just walked out into the lobby and were free. We found a taxi, and he located our hostel, which was slightly hidden.
As we waited for our room to be ready to live in, we explored Lisboa by foot:) We came across the crazy elevator in the midst of the downtown as well as the delicious pastry shops... and a lovely cafe, in which we sat down and enjoyed some great comida as well as put our feet up after traveling across the city for hours:) The cafe was filled with cool little nooks, books, sofas, and comfy chairs as well as great lighting and paintings by local artists like a 6 year old girl named Katharina.
Lisboa is a delight. The people are friendly, and everyone we met was helpful including a man who proceeded to walk with us so that we would "follow the tram lines" all the way to the center of town. He was insistant that we not get off the path:) We found some jerseys that we decided to wear the following day to support Portugal and pretend that we were Ronaldo, Deco, and Figo! We thought that we would be typical tourists the next day by wearing jerseys and going on the double decker bus to all of the tourist sites.