I could not let the yesterday comment from Carla go without making a special post to honor a small country with great history and humble people called Portugal.
Therefore I today will present some of my experiences with and in Portugal:
In August 22nd 2005 I received this comment from Rogerio SantosOf course he got my permission.
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Prior to that comment I had been interested in Portugal from spring 1974 when we left-wingers supported the Revolução dos Cravos making Portugal a modern state and later when visiting Lisboa 30 years later to celebrate my birthday autumn 2004.
Hopefully these memories can be seen once more.The two first photos from the top of Parque Eduardo VII and the last shows the tram coming up to Bairro Alto from Sao Nicolau
In 2008 I returned to Portugal together with old friends from DNV. I covered the travel in a post from May 2008, but in addition to my Portugal Gallery some photos can be repeted today with reference to Portugal´s great history:
The Tavira medieval bridge over river Gilao could be shown but what about a local citizen instead.Praia da Rocha at the Algarve Coast is another great memory.Further west on the coast we find the city Lagos and Ponte da Piedad.When leaving Algarve we visited Evora on our journey to Lisboa.The Diana temple and Capela dos Ossos are spectacular memories of a time left behind.In Lisboa I only share my experiences with you by presenting The Belen Tower (dedicated to the patron saint of Lisbon, St Vincent, and commemorated the expedition of Vasco de Gama),
The Tomb of Vasco da Gama in Jeronimos Monastery
and special the new part of the city (Parque das Nacoes) with one of the most stunning modern sights in Lisbon: The Oriente Railway Station.
West of Lisboa we visited Sintra and the cliffs at Cabo Raso. Going west from here you will end up in America.
Our next visit to Portugal must be to the wine districts north of Lisboa Porto and Duoro river area. Perhaps will the visit include Coimbra as an excuse to yesterday misinterpretation.The testing of different Porto qualities, gave only a "Do not wait too long before returning" message.
Hopefully will many visitors from Portugal appreciate my "To Carla dedicated blogpost" and may the best team win in the Tuesday football mach between Norway and Portugal. Perhaps will the medical students move further north and join the supporter-party around the match.