THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND LISBON

Old Feb 20th, 2006, 03:25 PM
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You are welcome, Bailey. When are you heading to Portugal? We are going in July. I'd be curious to get your impressions on the driving situation upon your return.
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Old Feb 20th, 2006, 05:12 PM
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Seetheworld - We'll be there end of May/early June for about 2 weeks. I'll be sure to let you know about our experiences.

I finally have our itinerary mapped out and right now I'm working on scheduling our flights... We were going to just use buses to get ahead, but then decided on renting a car for part of our trip when we're outside of Lisbon and Porto.
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Old Feb 20th, 2006, 05:17 PM
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Bailey and see the world. Don't forget trip reports!
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Old Feb 20th, 2006, 06:40 PM
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I'll be sure to write a trip report.

Oh, and I also meant to say "use buses to get around"...
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Old Feb 21st, 2006, 01:26 AM
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Well, my computer implodes and I leave you all alone for a few days and look what happens - so much discussion without me. Hello all those whom have joined us recently, just so you know I drive a battered old Land Rover Discovery - I like the high view point and the fact that unless a truck hits you you should be okay. I've driven here for almost a decade and am still here - I think you must be more worried as a pedestrian than driver.

Lobo I have seen your email (having to access online) but if anyone else has emailed previously everything has been chewed up in my old PC, so Sher and everyone please resend anything you many have already sent - I do not have records of your email addresses or anything.

Right, Lizzy is complaining, have to hand the laptop back, I'll check in tomorrow.

Take care all, I'm glad to be back.

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Old Feb 21st, 2006, 01:55 AM
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Matt; I'm very happy to know you are alive and kicking. This thread lost must of its fun during the days you were absent.
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Old Feb 21st, 2006, 04:34 AM
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Yeah Lobo, not only did the damn PC buy the farm but also my contact from Benfica hasn't managed me to get a ticket for tonight. Hasn't PT got a big executive bx you can squeeze us both into? Otherwise beer and crisps and the TV tonight. But following on from recent dismal results I can only predict a Liverpool win - 3-1 to them. And I think should we lose vs Porto this weekend Koeman will face the chop...

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Old Feb 21st, 2006, 03:54 PM
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Benfica 1 Liverpool 0 In case they secure the advantage in the 2nd leg, I have a champagne bottle saved in the frige
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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:18 AM
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I thought this thread would see the post #200, but apparently it came to the end of it's natural life. RIP
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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:04 PM
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NOOOOO!!!This is the thread that I always check. It has given me so much information. Please say it ain't so!
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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:12 PM
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Well. I am good for another one.

I am waiting to hear from the places that I have emailed. So far only one person has responded to my enquiry.

I would like to eliminate the first group and start on the backup.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:35 PM
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Sher, who are you waiting on replies from? Apartment rentals, hotels?
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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:41 PM
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Lobo, I hope you are not so premature in everything you do! ;-) I still have a million things to post but what with a knackered PC it's slowly slowly. With something new it stays current, and builds up a sense of anticipation. Lisbon has to be worth at least 300...

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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:43 PM
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Hi. I got an immediate repy from the apartment in Lisbon, but I have not made up my mind. The only reason is that it really is more apartment than the two of us need and it works out to be about $120. per night.

I wrote to Secret Places about a place in the Alentejo. I used them before and I am curious as to why they have not answered. They are usually prompt.

I wrote to a seaside resort that
lobo_mau gave me the website of but that was just today. But before he sent me the website I had only found one other apartment in that area and they have not responded.

We are planning (as of now) to spend at least two nights in a Pousada.

I just like having an apartment. After touring all day, if we do not feel like going out to dinner we can just relax.

I also wrote to a unique village in Borba which is the self catering unit.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:44 PM
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I have only begun to read this thread!

My S&BIL will be going to Lisbon shortly. I'll have to send her your list Matt -- it's very comprehensive.

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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:10 PM
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These abbreviations are killing me. I spent the last 15 minutes of my life trying to understand what is a S&BIL. My best shot is Sister and Brother in Law
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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:15 PM
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LOL, yes Lobo, you are correct. Sorry that you spent the last 15 minutes of your life trying to figure that out!
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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:34 PM
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Welcome to the pasty seetheworld. Your abbreviations are welcome to join and post any Qs they may have. Lots of good advice to be found here and more to come, not just from me either.

Benfica winning at Anfield - now that will be cause for celebrations Lobo - and now how's about dinner next week? (Finally) And then providing a restaurant trip report...

Matt

Only a couple more to go - I'll graciously allow someone else to claim it, I had the first and hundredth.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:10 PM
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Well, when we come to Lisbon, you guys better have found a good place for us to have dinner is all I have to say!
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Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:46 PM
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okay Lobo Mau, it's all yours!!!
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