Monday, 14 October 2013

A wonderful day in the capital of Portugal

The Monument of Discoveries could easily be seen as we were proceeding Lisbon this morning. Many of the passengers of MV Fram also went back to take a better look on this landmark on the bank of the river Tagus, after leaving the ship for the day. This sunday there was a big bicycle-race in the area, which made some trouble for the buses. But on foot, there was no problem.

Lisbon has a lot of places of interest, and today you could meet people from the ship all over the city: In the Monestary, the Cathedral, the Basilica de Estrela, the Tile museum, in the narrow and steep streets of Alfama, on the trams, on the funicular and in the city centre.

Even outside Lisbon, in the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve, a group of our passengers could be seen bird-watching.

We are now really feeling that we are in the South of Europe: Nice, warm and sunny. Just what many of us have longed for...