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Campervan Adventures in Spain & Portugal: Lisbon

Today we walked all over Lisbon! Up and down all the hills!

We started from camp and walked through the park to Panorâmico de Monsanto - a graffitied old high-end restaurant with views of the city


















It was a lot of fun to wander around


Then off to the city!







First stop - vegan nata! So good!



Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara





Lots of restaurants had outdoor seating on the stairs





We decided to get lunch out as well at Organi Chiado - we got there just in time to get a table that was off to the side by itself, not right next to everyone else! Win

And we had a Caprese salad which was so tasty and fresh

Spirit tofu (tofu salad) with salad, sweet potatoes and green rice that was so so good!

And penne with tomato cashew sauce and pesto - also really good



After lunch we headed down to the water

And found a craft market










Of course we had to get some gelato - I tried the pistachio which apparently was what this place was known for...and it was just okay. It was odd texture like you had to chew it. 

Then off to get some empanadas to take back to camp for dinner. The empanada place was right on this super steep street with a funicular!


While waiting we saw lots of them go up and down





We were going to do a giant loop and walk back to camp, but it was so hot by then that we decided to call a taxi instead. 

The empanadas from Empanar we had for dinner were just meh. There was quinoa portobello & cheese which I did not like at all. Roasted veggie and cheese which was meh at best. Corn and cheese which was surprisingly better. And roasted veggie which was the only really good one. 

Overall a great day, we both really enjoyed Lisbon way more than we expected. Lots of walking, lots of hills, lots of fun!

19.43km walked/35 flights

 

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