July 7, 2009
We’re leaving Lisbon for the family’s beach house in Algarve (Southern Portugal) this afternoon, so I’m going to get a few things in here before my internet access really *is* terminated. (I’ll be back in Lisbon on the 13th and then back in the u-SOFA on the 15th.) 300+ pictures from Lisbon on Flickr so far and I still have some on my camera from yesterday… this place is so, so amazingly beautiful. I truly wasn’t prepared for it. I knew it would be nice, but I didn’t realize it would be totally, totally astounding.
Among the things I didn’t know about: Portuguese tiles. Left over from the Moorish days of Portugal, there are tons and tons and tons of tiles. Entire houses are decorated with tiles! They’re really beautiful.