Belem
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Lisboa, República Portuguesa To the west of central Lisbon lies Belém, a historical district which shouldn’t be missed when visiting the city. It is said that this is where Portuguese explorers first embarked on their journey. It is also where two historical buildings also declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, still stands even after theContinue reading

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Pena Palace
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Sintra, República Portuguesa Approximately 28 kms (that’s only 18 miles!) from Lisbon lies a beautiful town that looked like it came out of a fairy tale. Aside from the 9th Century Castle of Moors and National Palace which served as a residence of the Royal Family, the most well-known stop is the Pena Palace. AtopContinue reading

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Lisboa, República Portuguesa Lisbon is one of the most charming cities I’ve been to, but if there’s a part of Lisbon which I consider my favorite, it will be the Alfama neighborhood. Despite climbing up and down hundreds of steps, there’s something about Alfama that just captivated me and got me to return twice inContinue reading

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Lisbon

Lisboa, República Portuguesa The first destination on my end-of-summer 2017 travel itinerary is the city I never knew I would fall in love with. Getting to Lisbon is like finding a gem, and I thank all the other travelers who wrote about this city. True, it reminds me of San Francisco, where I used toContinue reading

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