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Last Reflections

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | Views [226]

 On Friday we got up at 5:30am and carried allll of our things down to the metro to get to the airport. Once we arrived we stood in a long line to get our bags checked and then easily made our way through security to grab some breakfast before boarding ... Read more >

Last day in Porto

Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | Views [1352]

On our final day in Porto we woke up hoping for sun, but it was already raining when we stepped outside. Thankfully it only rained off and on in the morning and cleared up for good in the afternoon. We headed down to the Majestic Café for breakfast ... Read more >

Photos: Porto

Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | Views [526]

11-7 Well, sadly, our time in Portugal is almost over. This morning we got up to catch the train to Porto and spend our last 2 days there. BUT what I didn't expect was that we had an unexpectedly great dinner last night in Guimaraes. Zach had noticed ... Read more >

Photos: Guimaraes

Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | Views [469]

11-6-12 Yesterday was pretty uneventful. We got up for breakfast and then packed up our room. We left our bags at Casa Pombal and then went out to do some shopping since most of the shops had been closed over the weekend. We found a couple of good gifts ... Read more >

Extended Stay in Coimbra

Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | Views [329]

Originally our plan was to stay in Coimbra one night and then head up to Oporto for one night before going to Guimaraes. There was supposed to be a concert in Oporto on Sunday night that Zach wanted to see, but when he went online to buy tickets a few ... Read more >


Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | Views [420]

Yesterday (Saturday) we slept in a while and then got up to pack and clean up the apartment. We checked out at noon and walked over to the train station to buy our tickets to Coimbra. Our train didn't leave until 1:30 so we sat at a cafe across from ... Read more >

Photos: Coimbra

Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Whimsical Sintra & Our Final Evening in Lisbon

Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | Views [682]

Alright, today is the day I am going to catch the blog up. Lisbon was a whirlwind, but now we are in quiet Coimbra so I can get some writing done. On Friday we got up pretty early (8:30am) to get ourselves to the center of town to get on a train ... Read more >

Photos: Sintra

Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Exploring Lisboa

Saturday, 3 Nov 2012 | Views [299]

Alright, folks, I'm a day behind so let me catch up on what we've been up to. Yesterday we slept in and decided to make it a leisurely day. We began by taking the bus over to Belem where we began with the Museu Nacional dos Coches. Queen Amelia created ... Read more >

Photos: Lisbon

Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Arriving in Lisbon

Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | Views [485]

We made it to Portugal! It was a longer trip than expected, but after our first full day in Lison (really after our first few hours in Lisbon) we both attest that it was definitely worth it! Our flight to Madrid wasn't delayed due to Sandy, but it took ... Read more >



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