Thursday, October 19, 2017

1 Week in Portugal: Day 5 (Sintra)

One day in Sintra just wasn't enough for us so we hopped back on the train and headed back to that magical town. The morning was a bit cloudy and crisp; it was the first day that we could feel a chill in the air. But I actually enjoyed the relief from the heat and the fog surrounding Sintra was great.
We hopped on the train around 9:30 and it was just as crowded as our previous ride.

Monday, October 16, 2017

1 Week in Portugal: Day 4 (Cascais)

Even though it was October, because Lisbon is so far south, it was still beach weather so we threw on our suits and headed to the quaint beach town of Cascais. It was a pretty short ride and the view along the way was great. We saw other small beach towns and the ocean looked blue and vast from the train.
This place reminded me a lot of our trip to the French Riviera with its pastel-colored buildings, tiled plazas, and palm trees lining the streets.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

1 Week in Portugal: Day 3 (Sintra)

Day 3 was an exciting one because we trekked out to the touristy town of Sintra to look at some castles. The train ride was just over half an hour and it was way crowded but we still managed to snag seats. I recommend taking a train that gets you into town around 9 so that you can get in right when the castles open (9:30) to avoid the bulkiest crowds. We used our viva viagem zapping cards; the rides on the trains that take you out of Lisbon are a bit more expensive.
We did have a bit of trouble finding the right bus stop and a taxi pulled up and asked us if we needed a ride. We negotiated to €15 and made our way to Pena Palace.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...