It’s a bit of a long story, but with all travel plans there is ALWAYS a glitch along the way!! This glitch was Michael and I taking separate flights out of Athens to Toronto. Michael was Athens to Cairo, Cairo to Toronto. I was Athens to Barcelona, Barcelona to Lisbon, Lisbon to Toronto!!!
Barcelona was a painful 5 hour overnight layover in a cold, empty, dark airport that had benches with elbow rests not allowing for comfortable sleeping…..
Next was the short flight to Lisbon. I arrived in Lisbon at 8:15am in the morning. My boarding time for Toronto was 5:15pm.
I had lots of time to explore!
My first stop was the tourist information booth in the airport. I had researched walking destinations from the airport before landing so I knew of a few places to go. I asked about these places. They gave me a map – drew the path on it to where I wanted to go, I recorded the time on the map…..and I was off!!!
I started the walk – straight down Avenida de Berlim towards the waterfront. The air was cool and damp! Fresh!
What I first noticed were the flowers!!
The cobblestone sidewalks:
Apartment buildings with laundry hanging out to dry:
One apartment had bird cages outside, not laundry!
Villas with tiled roofing:
Not sure what this building was?
Infrastructure and architecture:
Grafitti or street art:
And I had reached my destination!