Friday 3 March 2023

Feeling Eduardo

One last look at the sea and then we were off to the Albufeira bus station to catch the Flixbus to Lisbon. It arrived on time and we had a front seat view as it whizzed straight up north on a very quiet motorway. In about three hours we arrived at the huge bus station. A quick metro ride and we ate at the Feeling Eduardo VII hotel.

It's a very strange name, but actually a nice hotel in a great location. After a quick break we set off to explore for the afternoon.

We are at the top of a long straight avenue that runs right down to the main square by the sea.

It's all downhill and after a while we reach a wide road with expensive shops on either side and a tree lined walkway down the middle. Beautiful mosaics all around.

Darren then took over the navigation side, and we plunged out into the backstreets. After many stairs both up and down we came to the top of the tram route.

There was a glorious view from castle ramparts over the city.

More back streets, a quick refreshment stop and a strange conversation with a student who thought that I was Dutch. She seemed very disappointed that I wasn't, and now that I think about it, I am a little bit disappointed too.

By this time the sun was starting to set and our thoughts turned towards Sangria, so we stopped at a little place just at the bottom of the famous elevator and relaxed on our last evening in Portugal.

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