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A History Lesson in Lisbon And the Charming Alfama District

Other than taking a day trip out of town, I would say that our stay in Lisbon was pretty laid back.  Our daily routine for the most part consisted of homeschool work, soccer/football/frisbee in the park and walking around to check out different parts of the city.  Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in… Continue reading A History Lesson in Lisbon And the Charming Alfama District

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Lisbon, Portugal – Initial Thoughts and the Baixa District

As it turns out, blogging while traveling is a lot harder than I thought. 😅  We are about to head to the third country of this trip, and I still have not written anything on Lisbon.  For some reason I am having a hard time writing up a post about it.  Don't get me wrong,… Continue reading Lisbon, Portugal – Initial Thoughts and the Baixa District

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Porto, Portugal – Charming Its Way Into Our Hearts

On day two we lost all the sunshine and blue skies that we had the day before.  It was cloudy throughout the day and we even got rained on a few times in the afternoon.  Luckily we did manage to walk around in the center of Porto (more steep hills!) and visited several famous landmarks.… Continue reading Porto, Portugal – Charming Its Way Into Our Hearts

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Porto, Portugal – The Welcoming Second City

I always knew that I wanted to include Portugal in this trip, though early on my focus was mainly on Lisbon.  However, after reading/hearing from so many people raving about Porto and seeing its stunning views in photos, I just had to squeeze it into our already packed itinerary.  And the fact that it can be… Continue reading Porto, Portugal – The Welcoming Second City

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London/England – Riding the Double-Decker & Wrap Up

If you have an abundant amount of time that gives you the luxury of exploring London in a leisurely pace, or if you are on a budget, utilizing the London Bus is really a great way to see the city.  There are various routes that would take you right by most of the major sights (and tons… Continue reading London/England – Riding the Double-Decker & Wrap Up