Things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

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  1. shawn_200m

    shawn_200m Active Member

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    Next month I have a business trip to Tel Aviv, Israel with a stop on the way back in Lisbon, Portugal for a couple days. I've been to Tel Aviv before, but this will be my first time in Portugal and I want to make the most of my short time there. Has anyone been there before? Are there any "must see" things in or around Lisbon? I'll only have about 6-8 hours of personal time there but I want to see as much as I can.
     
  2. cyismydog

    cyismydog Well-Known Member

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    Mudslides in Madeira!
     
  3. Cyclone06

    Cyclone06 Well-Known Member

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    Spend some time walking the main squares. The castle/fortress which is near provides some great views as its up on the mountain. I also enjoyed walking along the river that runs through the city. These are all in proximity to eachother as I didn't want or need to stray very far.

    And no matter what you do, make sure to drink some port (I reccomend as much as possible and maybe even a bottle for me:wink:) and give your tastebuds a treat!
     
  4. GoCubsGo

    GoCubsGo Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like interesting travel - I'm curious what your line of work is.
     
  5. Go2Guy

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    Shawn, sorry I can't comment about Lisbon.

    I couldn't resist asking about that - (what looks like a) - Muskie in your avatar pic. How big is it; what did you use to catch it?
     
  6. shawn_200m

    shawn_200m Active Member

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    My job title is Process Development Scientist, which pretty much amounts to developing manufacturing processes for pharmaceutical, food and chemical companies on equipment that my company sells. I also do some training seminars on various solid dosage manufacturing techniques, which is what this trip is centered on.


    As for the fish, its actually a Pike, 47", 30 lbs caught on a Rapala Super Shad Rap (perch colored).
     
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    marothisu Well-Known Member

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    Your job sounds fun...and that fish is huge.

    Anyway, just be sure to check out all the Moorish architecture if you like that kind of stuff.
     
  8. Cyrocks

    Cyrocks Well-Known Member

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    This is the only help I can offer you.

    "Well I never been to Spain
    But I kinda like the music
    Say the ladies are insane there
    And they sure know how to use it
    The don’t abuse it
    Never gonna lose it
    I can’t refuse it."
     
  9. CylentButDeadly

    CylentButDeadly Well-Known Member

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    When I'm in an unfamiliar place, I resort to getting as drunk as possible and then letting the chips fall where they may.
     
  10. Cyclone06

    Cyclone06 Well-Known Member

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    Shh, your giving away the secret! I've had great luck with the perch SR7.
     

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