internet has changed the way I travel. I used to buy travel guide
books, photocopy information, and come prepared. Or, at least the
very least I read my materials on the plane. Now, I come prepared
with a laptop and stay at places with wireless connections. And when
I found my hotel, online, checking for wireless options was one of
the requirements. So, I came to Lisbon, and then discovered what I
wanted to see. I may not have seen everything, but that isn't important
in my travels. I don't like to run around like crazy. I prefer to
have a short list of "must see" places and everything else is dessert.
There's a lot of dessert in Lisbon.
I loved strolling the city center, Baixa,
and the old quarter of the city, Alfama
(that naturally had a castle.)
I'm a slight culture vulture, so the one museum I opted for was the
Tile Museum. And, if there
are UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Bel�m
Tower and the Jeronimos
Monastery which were just around the corner from the Discoveries
Monument, they needed to be explored. The only thing I knew in advance,
from a friend who had visited Portugal before, was that I needed to
hear Fado music. I knew nothing
about it, but I was a man on a mission. And, in Lisbon, it isn't hard
to find Fado music.