Falling For Portugal: A Mai Tai Tom (Trip) Report

It was a fun and hectic three weeks in Portugal in the early fall. We started in Lisbon, then stayed in Sintra, Tomar, Coimbra, the Douro Valley and finally Porto. There were lots of stops along the way, too. We had to find moments to just kick back and relax where we could. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Mai Tai Tom trip without at least one visit to the Emergency Room. Please join us on our whirlwind trip through Portugal.

November 16, 2022

Chapter One: Finally Lisbon!

Falling For Portugal: A Mai Tai Tom “Trip” Report Chapter One: Finally Lisbon! Prologue: The Third Time Really Is The Charm After having to postpone Portugal twice due to Covid, we (Tracy and I, along with friends Kim and Mary) finally were able to travel to a country we had […]
November 23, 2022

Chapter Two: Exploring Lisbon

Falling For Portugal: A Mai Tai Tom “Trip” Report Chapter Two: Exploring Lisbon Day Two: Out Of Order, Early Birds, By Jorge, When You Gotta Go, Tombs Tiles And Tales, Portugal’s National Pantheon, Greenhouse Effect, Astounding Azulejos, Eavesdropping Helps, Selfie Goes Awry, The Wrong Duque and An Impressed Waiter I […]
November 29, 2022

Chapter Three: Fall Comes Three Days Early In Lisbon

Falling For Portugal: A Mai Tai Tom “Trip” Report Chapter Three: Fall Comes Three Days Early In Lisbon Day Three: That’s The Ticket (Finally), Underground Transportation, What Goes Down Must Come Up, Good Samaritans, Siren Song, Farewell To The Queen, Just A Flesh Wound, Kim Chickens Out, Singer Sargent Strikes […]
December 6, 2022

Chapter Four: Crisscrossing Lisbon

Falling For Portugal: A Mai Tai Tom “Trip” Report Chapter Four: Crisscrossing Lisbon Day Four: Justa Wrong Way To Go, Escalators To Heaven, Carmelite Treasure, Don’t Judge A Church By Its Cover, Tuk-ered Out, Timing Is Everything, Banana Appeal, A Date With El Bosco, The Temptations, The Old Ones At […]