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Alfama

Some pictures of Alfama, in Lisbon, from my quick weekend trip. Prepare to walk a lot if you want to visit this area of the city. The uphill and narrow cobbled streets make the visit difficult but enjoyable anyway. The best way I found to orient myself was going up all the time. At some points there are miradouros which are perfect for a stop and a coffee. The views from those are breath taking, literally. At the end of the day, when I felt a bit lost, instead of trying google maps on my mobile, I just asked someone for directions. I know it sounds silly, but it was also a way for me to try my almost forgotten Portuguese skills.

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25th of April bridge in Lisbon, last Sunday.

I went there for a quick family visit, just for the weekend. I lived almost four years in this area , more than twenty years ago. I have many fond memories of this place, and seeing those old streets again brought them back vividly. The weather was great, sunny, a bit chilly at times, but good enough to walk for hours.  I also took pictures in Alfama, Alcantara and Cascais. I will post some of them shortly.