I just can’t stay away from this place. I’d have to say that Lisbon is now my second home and I’m Lovin’ it. My new home away from home is in the Bairro Alto area of Lisbon. Night life, fado and restaurants abound.
I just had a beautiful salmon and risotto lunch with the ubiquitous glass of wine. I would say it’s difficult to have a bad meal here. And today is no exception. The salmon is seasoned and cooked to perfection and topped with sesame and poppy seeds while the mushroom risotto is aldente and fabulous. (20 Euros total!!) The restaurant, Stasha, is just off of Camoes square on Rua da Gravoes. Just 4 minutes from my new home. A single ham hock hangs in the Center of the room. Only about 35 seats. Excellent wine choices and good service. I could get used to this.
I’ve had a whirlwind week (or almost a week). However even with all the forms to be signed and people to coordinate, it’s worked quite well. (My new home that is). Of course I’ve had some fabulous help with my avocado 🥑Manuel. It’s actually advogado (lawyer) but I couldn’t resist.
There are some excellent museums here. Many of them cover the history of Lisbon in some way or other and, of course, there are lots or religiously-themed museums. But almost everywhere you turn there’s a small museum of some sort to examine.
I’m working on making a few friends. So far, four. Housewarming 🎉 party in the making.