Sea-Gulls Air Show and Saying Goodbye To Lisbon

This post is a continuation of my last post “Lisbon From Another Angle

I found the little video that I took of the sea-gulls having fun around the cruise while we were leaving the coast of Lisbon. I thought of sharing it with you, because I mention the “air show” on my last post. I know that you can see sea-gulls in every coast and lately you can even found them in land. But there are interesting to me, I like to observe them. They are very intelligent birds, very opportunist too. Anyways this was quite a show that did not happened in any other port that we visited on this cruise trip. So here it is…

Until then…

xamlinnette 🙂

Lisbon From Another Angle

I am in love with Portugal! My husband think it is because it was my first experience in Europe. Maybe… The only thing I know is that I want to go again and again. Well next time I go I want to explore the south coast, traveling on car from Lisbon to Algarve.

 

Lisbon Cathedral
Lisbon Cathedral

We had the chance to visit Lisbon briefly this time (our 2nd time), only for a day. But we were able to see Lisbon particularly from another angle. Places that last year we saw with details, that we visited personally like the Monument Of the Discoveries, the Lisbon Cathedral, Sao Jorge Castle, the Belem Tower and other things, this time we admire them from another angle, from the water side.

 

 

 

Monument Of the Discoveries
Monument Of the Discoveries

 

Tower of Belem
Tower of Belem

 

We left Lisbon in the afternoon. We went to the top deck of our cruise, along with everybody else to wave goodbye to the vibrant old city. While our ship sail slowly through the Rio Tejo (Tagus River)toward the ocean, seagulls display an airshow for us. They flown so close to us, that you can even see into their eyes.

 

 

 

 

A very different view was seeing the 25 Abril Bridge form under…

Check the video and see with me the 25 Abril Bridge from another angle!! Excuse the wind noise… I tried to reduce the sound or at least I thought I did.

Until then,

xamlinnette 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jose Maria da Fonseca Winery

 

This is our second time visiting beautiful Lisbon. But this time we are part of a cruise tour, even our time is short in town we were able to meet another side of Lisbon. This time, limited by the structure of a tour, we explore the country side of this coastal town. After passing through the 25 Abril bridge and leaving behind the terra-cotta site we made our way to the town of Azeitao around 30 minutes away from Lisbon where Jose Maria da Fonseca winery is located.

 

 

 

 

Working since 1834 and with over 7 generations of experience Jose Maria da Fonseca is one of the most famous and prestigious winery in Portugal. The most amazing thing about this fact is that we were able to see with our own eyes and taste for ourselves this gem of Lisbon.

 

 

 

 

 

From the outside, the place looks small but once inside is like going to another dimension of beauty and time… take a look with me.

 

 

 

 

 

How the wine was bottle back then...
How the wine was bottle back then…

 

 


We learn here about the Moscate de Setúbal wine very similar of the wines from Porto. Like I said, similar to Porto, Moscatel de Setúbal are wood aged until they are bottled, also brandy is added for that unique flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special family collection
A special family collection

 

 

Here is a short video of our trip to the winery, if gives you a little insight of what we did and saw. To bad I can’t add a wine taste for you… If you like sweet on your wine, then Moscatel de Setúbal is a great option for you!

 

 

Until then,

xamlinnette 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dream with Me! Dreaming with the South Coast of Portugal

20140226-150749.jpgTo plan my next big trip, first I have to dream about it. It’s not official yet, it is just in my head for now…I would like to go back to Portugal, this time to visit the south coast. In my dream I want to rent a car and drive all the coastline from Lisbon to at least Faro, so that  includes but not limit Sagres, Lagos, Albuferia and Faro. In other words all the Algarve region. If we do this trip will be at the end of the year, maybe October or November 2014.

Meanwhile, see why I am dreaming about this!

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I only can sigh at this views. My heart beats faster…jaja! I need a vacation! Until then lets dream of our next “newstory”.

 

xamlinnette 🙂

Praia da Marinha, Algarve, Portuga

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