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THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND LISBON PART II (Inc Portugal)

THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND LISBON PART II (Inc Portugal)

Old Apr 10th, 2006, 03:23 PM
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And enjoy your pan pipes CD ;-)

Night all!
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 03:37 PM
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I concur. The LDC reports just get better and better. I want to go the tie place! I want to go to the tie place!
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 06:51 PM
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Dear Sher and Barb,
Thanks for your info about required papers for driving. I did find the other thread and posted the question about the "green card" but haven't heard anything yet. I think I'll just forget about it; it can't be important if no one knows anything about it.

Wonderful post about the latest LDC adventure. I can't wait to have ours at the end of May!
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 07:28 PM
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SHER:

I rented a car in Portugal a few months ago. Noone asked for a green card. (green cards are only needed in the States!)
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Old Apr 10th, 2006, 08:13 PM
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sssteve. Do you know actually what it is? This is the first I have heard of it.

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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 01:54 AM
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Compulsory personal papers are:
- Personal ID (passport)
- Driving licence

Compulsory vehicle papers are:
- Carta Verde (motor insurance certificate or green card)
- Título de registo de propriedade (vehicle registration stating who owns the car)
- Livrete (vehicle logbook with vehicle data such as weight, number of seats, etc)

The compulsory vehicle papers couldn't be obtained in advance, because they are related to the vehicle. Car rental company has to handle them in good order when delivering the car to the clients.

Motor insurance certificate is known as green card, because it's printed in green paper.

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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 04:22 AM
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Thank you for another wonderful LDC review! We will be in Lisbon also at the end of May, Nancy, so we should definitely plan to have another meeting of the LDC at that time. I'm looking forward to it! Maybe we'll try Adega das Gravatas - sounds like an excellent choice!

Thanks again!
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 04:39 AM
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Nancy,

We rented a car from Budget in Lisbon a couple of weeks ago as we were heading out of town. After the paperwork was complete and the car was inspected, the rental agent came out and attached a little square green card to the inside of the windshill - it was a proof of insurance. She said it was mandatory that we display it on the car at all times. So I am wondering if this may be the "green card" you were told about? If this is the case, sounds like the car rental agency will handle it for you - you won't need to do anything special.

And on the closing note, I loved loved loved Lisboa. The people, the buildings, the views, the weather. The food! The wine!!! Fantastic. Can't wait to go back.

Julia.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 05:16 AM
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Thanks Julia. I did not notice them doing so at Budget as that is where we picked up our car. It could be something new or I was just unaware.

Have you thought about adding a trip report or reporting on a new post your activities?

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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 05:25 AM
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Sherry,

I've been planning to write a trip report but I am finding it hard to find the time - too many things going on at the moment. I'll get around to it though - it's a great fun to relieve the trip.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 06:57 AM
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Looks like green card question answered - isn't this a great place with amazing people?!
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 07:39 AM
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Thank you lobo and kasperdoggie for solving the mystery of the green card! And yes, Barb, this is an amazing wealth of information with terrific people. Bailey: Look forward to getting together with you too at end of May. Let's be in touch closer to that time.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 01:04 PM
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looks like meeting people in person that have posted here in Lisbon will be hit and miss for me.
any of you live near Pittsburgh, PA? We also have a house in Florida.
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Old Apr 11th, 2006, 04:28 PM
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Matt can you suggest the best way to spend a relaxing week in Portugal. We are planning a week each in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and France in July. I'm looking for a suggested itinerary. Do we do 7 days in Lisbon or 3 days in Lisbon and 4 days in two other spots or....thanks
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 02:28 AM
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Mark, Matt is back on duty in two weeks time. Check the thread by the end of April.
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 06:10 AM
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Okay so I'm at my mother's house and finally sorted the inernet access out. Snow on the ground, clouds in the sky, cold wet miserable and to think we left Lisbon when it was warm: and what an amazing sun rise it was over Lisbon. Whenever flying into England you always seem to descend through a thick cloud layer...

Mark - thanks for the Q - I'll let Lobo make some suggestions: his knowledge is much better than mine. And when I get back we'll get heads together and sort out an itinerary.

Julia - I look foward to your trip report: when you get round to it just put it in here if you wish so we can keep all things Lisbon and Portugal tied together.

Bailey and Nancy: we'll convene the LDC for your trip and what a wild night that will be.

And dear Sher - be assured that Lobo and I will give you such a good night out anyway.

Now Lobo - how are things? I'm thinking of what to bring you back from England. Now I know you drink...

Matt
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 08:21 AM
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Anyone have any knowledge (first or secondhand) of the Bairro Alto Hotel? It looks sort of great but websites can be misleading...
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 08:23 AM
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Oops, sorry, wrong name; that was the website. The name of the place is
Vivienda Felicidade in Salema. I'm wondering if we should stay in that town at all.
Thanks, Nancy
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 08:33 AM
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Dear Folks:
I'm goofing up these posts and I'm sorry. It showed that I had posted one and then it was gone... so here's the correct info, ignore my previous one.

We're picking up a car in Faro and have three days in the countryside before we go to Lisbon. I thought we'd spend the first day in Salema and the last in Evora, don't know about the middle one. Had tried to book at Vivienda Felicidade in Salema but they don't respond and I wondered if anyone had stayed there? I guess I'm looking for better ideas for the three days.
Thanks for your patience!
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Old Apr 12th, 2006, 09:27 AM
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Hi Nancy,

We plan to stay in Salema for two nights between our stays in Lisbon and Evora. I can't help you with the Vivienda Felicidade, but we're staying at Pension Mare and we've found the owners to be very easy to work with. The rates are also very reasonable. Of course, we haven't stayed there yet, so I can't tell you about it first hand. Hope this helps...

Their website is:
http://www.algarve.co.uk/
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