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Lissabon – Belém

The day began promising with a cloudless sky and delightful 20 degrees.
So the western district of Belém was reached by the Electrico 17 after breakfast.

Got out of the crowded tram, my way led into the nearby park Afonso de Albuquerque.
After I´ve enjoyed some time between orange trees and before the sun could have warmed me up too much, I escaped to the most famous café of Lisbon, Café de Pasteis de Belém.
Next to the crowded „to go“ counter, I took place inside.

From there, the Tejo-river was in walking-distance and so I rented a Segway to take a look at the incredible Torre de Belém while the water was glittering in the midday-sun. So wonderful!
The monument Padrão dos Descobrimentos was easy to reach, when you have two wheels under your feet and the Monumento Combatentes Ultramar honors soilders who lost their lifes for Portugal in the war between 1961-1974.

Back to Lisbon, I enjoyed a tasty glass of cooled Sangria and let the day swing out in the slowly awakening district of Bairro Alto. (Why slowly awakening? The answer can be found in my report about Lisbon)

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As soon as the street lights illuminate in the evening, the white cobblestones are getting cleaned and the Portuguese capital offers another part of it´s unique charme.

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