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More Lisboa and an Ariel Pink Show...yeah!

USA | Saturday, 26 June 2010 | Views [581]

Hello again.

Amazing day today. Last night I went drinking with some French girls from Bordeaux. Surprisingly they were tons of fun. We went to dance at a place called Chapitos, which is also an art studio. The view was fantastic and after, we went to Barrio Alto, for a few on the street parties. Amazing but fact, outside drinking is ok. So a few caipirihnas later we headed back to the hostel and I found some new people in my room. Its a dorm room with 6 beds so its always a great surprise who will show up. These were 3 girls from Madrid. Fantastic people. At first we looked at each other, with the same expression of who is this stranger in my room while I am undressing, however after a brief chat we became cool.

It was with them that I went to Sintra today. Sintra is a brief 40 min train ride northwest from Lisboa. It was the summer castle of the royalty so appropriately the massive stone blocks of the castle enclose a luxury one did not see on the streets below.

Close to the castle but completely unrelated is a Toy museum. This thing is amazing. Entry is 4 euros, but its completely worth it. There are toys from last century, hobby horses, airplanes, train sets, dolls of every imaginable color and material, each exceeding any acceptable level of creepy. It was fantastic.

Ofcourse no day is complete without suffering and watching the World Cup and your favorite teams not doing what they should be doing, winning.

Portugal Brazil, huge rivalry, insane teams, not a crazy game. Equal score

Spain and Chile. An amazing game,made even more amazing by watching it outside in a Plaza with hundreds of Spain supporters. Spain 2, Chile 1.Yes there was a red card, but details can be so boring.

After, we had some food and drink and I headed to Espacio m, a venue where Ariel Pinkºs haunted graffiti was playing. Amazing show, amazing space, fantastic sound and 2 euro beers. 

Met a Lisboan, from whom I bummed a cigarette, but that was a ploy to get him to talk to me. Had a fantastic chat, met a few of his friends, had a few drinks and headed back.

Overall fantastic day. Have a day or 2 more in Lisboa and then I think its time to go South and do some surfing.

More to come later. 

Tags: aljo, amazing, ariel pink haunted grafitti, barrio alto, cool, fun, lisboa, lisbon, madrid, portugal

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