We reached Portugal on Wednesday. I’d been to the gym again, just on the elliptical walker.
We had a tour booked that was a city tour with a visit to the famous Lisbon Oceanario. A word of advice if anyone‘s thinking about going to Lisbon anytime, DO NOT go to the aquarium in the week in June. After our visit our guide told us that the kids school holiday starts mid-June, and to control them as they start to get all excited about the holiday, the school’s run a lot of school trips. to aquariums and zoos for instance. The place was filled with about 30 school groups, all from primary schools, and therefore filled with childish laughter. And screams, and shrieks, and sobs…
The actual aquarium was amazing, but I would definitely not go there when it was going to be full of kids again!
I did of course take plenty of photographs even so…
We didn’t think much of the city tour. It felt like padding – there wasn’t much to see, but we were stuck in the town for half an hour (in the rain – worst weather of the whole trip) walking up and down a street looking at Starbucks and MacDonald's…
Pancakes with cherries!
Pre-dinner cocktail: Apple martini
Starter: Carpaccio of melon with pineapple cannoli
Japanese Vegetable consommé
No dessert as I just didn’t want any.
But some beautiful sunset…
and a lychee martini: