Posted by: Gary Guertin | November 12, 2012

22. Croatia/Med./Ft. Laud. Air/Cruise – Cadiz, Spain & Lisbon, Portugal

Hi All,

As you can tell from the title, I’m going to combine Cadiz and Lisbon, because Susy and I really did nothing more than go ashore and have a refreshment.  The reason is, of coarse, because we had been to these ports in November of 2011.  If you just scan down to last years cruise, Number 19, there will be a full review of Cadiz, and 21 and 22 will be a 2 day review of Lisbon.  I just want to cover here, in a few photos, our short venture ashore in each port.

First Cadiz on Wednesday, Oct. 31st.  Here’s the red Cadiz tour bus, for our port sign:

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This is a beautiful port, almost everything is within walking distance from the ship; shops, squares, churches, forts, etc., etc.. Here’s a few of the cobble stone streets:

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Some magnificent trees, look at these two:

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We found a familiar plaza with its sidewalk cafes and Susy enjoyed her last tapas in Spain.

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Now on to Lisbon, Thursday, Nov. 1st.  In Lisbon we had one goal.  From our last visit we remembered a bakery/café called “Suica Pastelaria”.  They had the best bakery goods we had tasted anywhere, so we took a taxi down to the center of the city and just stuffed ourselves with chocolate cakes, apple strudels, etc. etc. at the Suica Pastelaria (Swiss pastries).  Here’s the two of us in seventh heaven:

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Here’s a few shots around the center of the city, a castle up above and a sidewalk café street:

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Now you know I’m 75 and Susy is ??!!??, but you would never know it in Lisbon that day.  We walked from the center of town, all the way back to the ship which had to be somewhere around 3 to 5 miles.  We started at the large central plaza on the river:

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I have to admit, however, that we did stop during our long walk, for you know what:

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That’s it for Cadiz and Lisbon.  One port to go, our favorite island in the Atlantic, Funchal.  Until then,

Love You All,

Gary (alias Gagu)


Responses

  1. Some great pictures! The photographers and the models are great! And those glasses of beer are mouthwatering.

  2. I happened across your site as I was looking for some specific things in Lisbon. You look nowhere near your age, and you and your wife are a really lovely couple. Enjoy yourselves.


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