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Lisbon, Portugal

Seventh stop on my dream trip around the world

After the 10.5 hour flight from Sao Paulo to Lisbon i am very tired so i am going to go to bed for the remainder of the day even though it is only 6pm. The Flight between the two countries costs $1654 and spanned 7948km. While in Lisbon i plan on doing some mountain biking on the Sintra trails and watching a soccer game at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. I am going to be spending three days and Lisbon and for the duration of my stay i am going to be staying at Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, this hotel has an elegant look and offers free Wi-Fi and a pool. Hopefully I Can get a good nights rest today so that i can be energized to do all of my planned activities tomorrow.

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For my first day in Lisbon i am going to go slightly outside the city and head to the Sintra area where i will rent a mountain bike and go on the Sintra Trails which are just outside the city. I am very excited to do this, but first i need to have breakfast and then drive my rental car which i am ranting for the duration of my stay over to the trails. I plan on spending the majority of my day up in the trails biking, but i wont be biking the entire time as i do plan on doing some sightseeing in the Sintra area too. Now that I am at the trails i have been biking for close to three hours and i am going to take a break at a Cafe by the trails and go to the famous Sintra Castle. The view from the Castle is amazing, it feels like i can see forever. I have loved my first day in Lisbon and i got to spend it doing something that I love and that is mountain biking, I am very much looking forward to my second day in Lisbon where i will go and see the soccer stadium where Sporting Lisbon plays.

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I am awake now and ready to start my second day in Lisbon, today i will be going to see the Belem tower which is the most photographed landmark in Lisbon, after that i will go to the Estadio Jose Alvalade to watch Sporting Lisbon play their cross town rivals Benfica at home, looking forward to that. Since the soccer game is at night i have a while to explore the city while i wait, first of all i am going to go to the Belem tower and take a few pictures and i heard they have an excellent bakery very close by that sells traditional Portuguese pastries. Now that i am at the Belem tower i have already taken my pictures and i'm headed over to the bakery to check out those pastries everyone is talking about. I am at the Estadio Jose Alvalade now after spending some time at the Belem tower, waiting for the game to start watching the early game show with all the flashy lights and dancing. The game has started and Sporting is leading 1-0 fifteen minutes in to the half and looking to keep this pressure on throughout the whole game.

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Posted by Adam46 05:31 Archived in Portugal

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