Lissabon (PART 1)
As you may have noticed on my FB PAGE and on INSTAGRAM…I’ve been to Lissabon for a couple of days.
I had an amazing time with my friend,Bojana.
One month ago we had this spontaneous idea to get away for a few days and Lissabon was on my bucket list for a long time……
so we booked our tickets and couldn’t wait for the 25th of January…so that we can finally take off.
One month later:
3 1/2 hours later we arrived in Lissabon.
Our hotel was only 7 km away from the airport.We took a taxi and 10 minutes later we arrived at Hotel Borges Chiado.
A small hotel but with a nice view and centrally located.Excellent location, right in the heart of Lissabon, with loads of great restaurants to chose from, the famous 28 tram, street musicians, etc.
We had a big room with 2 beds .Our bathroom was big with both :bathtub and shower. Everything was very clean, towels changed and beds done every day. The breakfast included wasn’t really our cup of tea (not that healthy food) but it was okay for 5 days.
The staff at the reception desk was friendly and helpful.
I didn’t like that there was no FREE – WIFI included in the price.We had to pay 5€ /a day.And the connection was pretty shitty at night.
However…all in all it was the perfect place for our stay, and if we ever go to Lissabon again we´ll definitely stay at Hotel Borges again.
Only 3 minutes away from our hotel:
I was so happy to be able to wear a leather-jacket without freezing my ass off :))
After having such an amazing sunset view….we looked for a nice restaurant to eat for dinner.
On the second day,we woke up pretty early ’cause we were eagerly to explore this “new ” city.
We went to Starbucks (as usual) to take a coffee to go and then we went to search for the HOP ON – HOP OFF BUS. (*the coffee at Starbucks is way cheaper in Lissabon than in Vienna haha)
After ditzing around for half an hour , trying to figure out how to find the Hop-on-hop-off bus, we got into the wrong sightseeing bus.The driver was so nice ,he explained us that there are a lot of different sightseeing companies and that we bought tickets for another company. He drove us to the next station of our sight-seeing bus :THE YELLOW BUS
THE YELLOW BUS has 4 different lines :blue,red,purple and yellow.
We took the blue line and our first stop was PARQUE EDUARDO VII
This is an oasis of calm in the city, where you can read a book undisturbed, take a walk with the family, or do some exercise.
After finishing the “blue-line” tour,we took the red-line.
The red-line wasn’t a bus tour but a tramway-tour
OUR TOUR WAS ON THIS CUTE,LITTLE,ONE-WAGON TRAMWAY.
It was a great experience to use such an old public transportation.
OUR NEXT STOP WAS : PORTAS DO SOL
One of the best views of Lissabon.We’ve spent some pleasant moments in the early evening,enjoying the heavenly view and the peaceful silence of this wonderful place.
A few stations away from “Portas do Sol” we found this exotic park with a small duck-dotted lake, various sculptures, a children’s playground, and an attractive wrought-iron gazebo that serves as an old-fashioned bandstand.
After a few hours of sight-seeing we were starving to death.We went to Hard Rock Cafe for a not that healthy dinner (screw it…we were on holidays haha)
The moment you enter the place catches your attention. The decor is amazing. The highlight is that they have a real car hanging from the roof. It adds charm to the decor. The food is nice and like any HRC they play amazing music.
Staff were very friendly and the service was really good although we visited on a busy sunday night.
We ate and drank too much (have the pics to prove it!) and we had a great time dancing on our chairs to the oldies songs.
lil’ cardio training back to our hotel 😀
The first 2 days were wonderful…we were quite amazed to see how nice the people in Lissabon are…and I was quite amazed of their english skills…nearly everyone could speak english properly…..even the old people