Monday, April 13th 2015... cont
Tuesday, April 14th 2105
I was still full from lunch, so for dinner we went to Pasteis Neta where they literally made one thing, a delicious pastry. There were people (even at 9 at night) behind the counter baking this pastry. It was amazingly delicious! I can now understand how they made their whole business around one pastry!
Wednesday, April 15th 2015
I was still full from sushi, so I only had a tiny bite at dinner and wandered the streets for a bit before calling it a night to get a wonderful night rest.
Thursday, April 16th 2015
I do have to comment that traveling alone does give me some unsolicited attention that I have to deal with. As I walk up to the palace, I passed a group of men working on something on the road who called out to me. Fortunately they just tried to get my attention and 'complemented' me. But it still felt weird.
I made my way to the Moorish Castle, which had a great vibe. I mostly walked around the walls and explored. There were beautiful views and it was a fun little walk.
I went into the city for lunch. I have to say, tourist areas drive me crazy even more at this point. But the pastries were fantastic. I tried two pastries specifically from Sintra, and I don’t think I have ever had a pastry so delicious before. They were even better than the last two pastries in Lisbon. Yum. From there I wandered the town before taking the train to the hostel and the metro to the bus stop.
I walked back through the shopping center and picked up a chicken pastry and a sweet pastry for dinner( I had to enjoy the pastries while I still could in Portugal) and some fruit before climbing onto my bus.