26.04.2015 13 °C
Lisbon, Portugal's capital and largest city (about 550,000 inhabitants in the city, around 3 million in the total urban area), is a fascinating city of charming architecture, art and tradition. The night before I travel to the city of Lisbon, I pack my luggage filled with the things I need and go to sleep. As soon as I wake up, I get my luggage and call a taxi to go to The Toronto Pearson Airport. From there on, I will be taking a plane going to Lisbon, Portugal. While being on the plane, I imagine all the wonderful places to visit in Lisbon such as Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Oceanarium, and Lisbon Zoo. As soon as I arrive, I will be taking my luggage's then book into a hotel. The hotel is called Lisbon City Hotel, I heard it was 3 stars for only $81, besides it was close by so I might as well check into it. After checking into the hotel, I go to my room, unpack, and decided to go to sleep after a long day of being on a plane for hours.
I wake up at 11:30 a.m, brush my teeth then get ready to explore the city of Lisbon, Portugal. First, I go to the lobby to eat breakfast then afterwards go out for a walk. Since I just arrived at Lisbon, I would like to walk around for a bit enjoying the cool sunny weather. After that, I eat lunch at Pois, Cafe restaurant before going to the museum. When I'm finished my lunch, I take a taxi to go to 'Museu Calouste Gulbenkian' that is located at Avenida Berna 45A, 1067-001 and arrive there at 4:00. The place that I'm planning on currently going to is a museum in Lisbon which contains a collection of ancient and modern art. Once i arrive at 'Museu Calouste Gulbenkian', I buy my ticket, and enter the museum filled with many wonderful things. As I'm in the museum, I see many surprising things that catch my eyes. I saw many different exquisite pieces of coins, jewelry, paintings, furniture, ceramics and much more. While I'm there, I take a bunch of pictures of the beautiful arts that I saw. I also notice that the exhibition galleries are split in two. One part is devoted to the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic and Asian art. The second part is covers European Art. After a couple of hours enjoying the amazing arts in the museum, I exit and walk to a nearby restaurant called 'Belcanto' for dinner. After my dinner, I take a taxi back to my hotel since I'm really tired. I finally get to my room, change into my PJ's then go to sleep.
I wake up at 11:30 a.m., brush my teeth, then get ready to explore the city of Lisbon, Portugal on my second day. First, like the usual, I will go down to the lobby to eat breakfast then at 12:30, when I should be done eating, I will go out for a walk. To me, there's nothing better than starting a day off with a relaxing afternoon walk. Ever since I've arrived at Lisbon, I've been amazed at the many wonderful restaurants I've found and places I have encountered. As I'm walking, I go to a nearby fast food restaurant and grab some lunch to eat before I head to the Lisbon Aquarium. After eating, I call a taxi to go to Lisbon Aquarium which is located at Esplanada Dom Carlos I, s/nº, 1990-005. The Lisbon Aquarium is an aquarium in Lisbon with more than 8,000 sea creatures from 500 different species. Once I arrive at the Lisbon Aquarium, I see that there's a long line up, so I wait in line and buy my ticket for $18.00 then enter the wonderful oceanarium filled with many different sea creatures. I was very amazed by what I was seeing as soon as I entered the aquarium. Lisbon Aquarium was filled with over 500 species such as fish, marine mammals, birds and more. It was almost as if you were to visit the underwater world. It truly is a beautiful place to visit, especially with the huge variety of animal species. I took a bunch of pictures on my camera making sure I capture every moment of my wonderful experience. Going to this Aquarium is a nice and peaceful way to get out of the hot sunny weather in Lisbon. Regardless whether you are an adult or child, visiting this place when you go to Lisbon is a must! I highly recommend you going to this Aquarium if you are ever to visit Portugal/Lisbon, it's certainly worth several hours of your time! After several hours of enjoying my encounter at the Aquarium, I had to go home since it was closing. It was 6:55p.m. and it was closing at 7:00 so sadly, it was time for me to leave. As soon as I went outside, the aquarium began to glow with colorful lights. It was beautiful, especially at night. Then, I was starting to get really hungry so I walked around the area trying to find a nice restaurant to eat dinner at, and found a restaurant named 'Restaurante Tolan' so I decided to eat there. It wasn't that fancy, but it didn't matter to me, the food tasted delicious. After eating, I took a cab and went back to my hotel. When I arrived at my room, It was only 8:41p.m. which was quite early for me to sleep since I wasn't tired at all. I went down to the lobby and went on my laptop for about hours posting pictures of my experience so far. At about 10:09p.m., I went back to my room and slept since I was sleepy.
I wake up at 10:30 a.m., brush my teeth then begin to pack my luggage since I'm leaving the city of Lisbon tomorrow morning and going to Paris, France. Afterwards, I will go downstairs to the lobby to eat breakfast then begin my usual afternoon relaxing walk. While walking, I find this beautiful park called 'Parque Eduardo VII'. I stroll around the park and take pictures of it on my phone since everyone needed to see this beautiful creation. After half an hour of strolling around the park and enjoying the weather, I head back to my hotel to have some lunch. When I'm finished my lunch, I decided to pack myself a snack while I'm on the zoo, that way I won't have to spend money buying something there. I start to walk out my hotel and go to the Lisbon Zoo. I heard the Lisbon Zoo is about thirty minutes away from my hotel, so I might as well walk there since it was a beautiful day out. As I'm walking, I imagine all of the animals I would love to see when I arrive. Since I'm an animal lover, I would most likely spend hours at the zoo. My favorite animals are the Lion, Tiger and Panda so I couldn't wait to see them when I get there. About thirty minutes later, I finally get to the zoo. A worker approached, greeted me and handed me a brochure of where all the animals are. I just loved being at zoo, seeing all the animals
and feeding them made me happy. Of course I had to take pictures of them too. While walking, I so far stumbled across the Giraffe, Zebras, Dolphins, Koalas, and much more. One of my favorite parts so far was feeding a penguin. I was beginning to get hungry, so I sat on a bench, took my bag out and ate the snacks I packed. When I was done eating, I started to walk around again so I could see more animals. So far, I've been at the zoo for about four hours and it was 6:00 p.m. I'm planning on leaving the zoo when it's 7:30 that way I could sleep early and wake up early for my flight to Paris tomorrow. Anyway, I finally came across a Male Lion. I really wanted to feed him but we were forbidden to do so since they were vicious and harmful. I took my pictures of him, then left to see the rest of my favorite animals. The Tiger was right beside the Lion, so I went on ahead to them. After visiting the tiger, I went to the Panda which was my last visit of the zoo. I took my pictures, then began heading for the exit. As I was leaving, I saw a pizza parlor. I bought myself two slices of pizza and ate while I was walking back to my hotel. I arrived at my hotel at 8:06p.m and went straight to my room. I got changed to my PJ's, made sure I packed everything, set my alarm to 6:00a.m and went to sleep.
Day Four: (Departure from Lisbon to Paris)
My alarm woke me up at 6:00 a.m. My flight was at 9:00a.m so I had to hurry and get ready. I brushed my teeth, got ready, then took my bags and luggage to go down to the lobby. I had my breakfast, and took a taxi to go to "Lisbon Portela Airport". Which is the airport in Lisbon, Portugal. I arrived at the airport at 7:31a.m, made my way to the departure area, got into the plane, and left Lisbon, Portugal.