Nick's tour of Portugal
June 15 to June 28, 2013

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June 19: Our bus tour of Lisbon included a visit to the world famous Gulbenkian Museum
Gulbenkian's priceless art collection spans over 5,000 years
Collection includes Egyptian, Greek and Roman vases
Ceramics from the far east
Cristina explains some of the nuances of Rembrandt's painting of an old man
Venus at her mirror, by Diego Velázquez
Bus tour took us to Belem Tower (built 1515-1520) Airplane that flew across the Atlantic, Portugal to Brazil, 1922
Monument to the Discoveries, a homage to Vasco da Gama, Henry the Navigator and other Portuguese explorers
Cristina explains how Portugal discovered the sea route to Asia Christina's treat, Belem's famous custard tarts, delicious
Elevador Da Gloria to Bairro Alto, Lisbon's bohemian quarter Maureen operating the Tram
Sao Pedro Park in Bairro Alto, a tree-topped viewpoint and a popular meeting place for young locals
Fado performance in Bairro Alto restaurant. The music is often about sea life or the poor
The Fado dinner performance began with pea soup Followed by salmon with potatoes
Or chicken and asparagus Finished off with ice cream dessert, with sliced pear
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