On the southwestern tip of continental Europe, Portugal is an old school country. In this article, we take a look at Lisbon, Lagos and the Algarve.
Lisbon is the biggest city in Portugal and is located on the Atlantic coast in middle of the country. Ive been to Lisbon three times, but only for a few days each time. Every time I come away with the impression of elegance.
Arriving by train, your first taste of Lisbon is when you walk out of the train station directly onto the shore of the harbor. As you look to the ocean, the name San Francisco immediately comes to mind. Mountains rise up on both sides of the mouth of the harbor and then there is the bridge. Running across the mouth of bay is a bridge that looks for all intensive purposes like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Ive never had a chance to research it, but there has to be a connection.
As you walk into Lisbon, everything is clean and relaxed. There are walking only streets with cafes and garden areas. Bringing to mind San Francisco again, there are cable cars running though the center of the city. I cant tell you why, but Lisbon is a very low stress city on both the mind and...