Portugal, Lisbon Guide (B): Escape to Portugal: Loyalty and Loneliness in Lisbon

Escape to Portugal: Loyalty and Loneliness in Lisbon
My third morning in Portugal saw me heading to Lisbon, with a single bus ticket costing 19Euros. In the early hours of the morning I quietly stuffed clothes into my bag, praying that the zip wouldn’t break under pressure. I had my bus ticket in my camera bag, so at least I wouldn’t have to open this one for a few more hours…

Even though I had walked past it previously, I still found myself getting lost on the way to Redo Expresso bus station. On a street corner I dropped my bags to the floor and reluctantly re-opened my bag to rummage around for my map, pulling out clothes creased with a frown that seemed to say ‘I was just getting comfortable’. Out spilled my toiletries from the plastic bag used for the airport screening, the bristles of my toothbrush just happening to land on the dirty floor. I quickly clarified where I was and, hearing footsteps approaching, precariously shoved my things back inside the bag. It was 7.30 in the morning and on this empty street, I probably should have been more careful not to expose my luggage like that.

Inside the bus station a scruffy man loitered between waiting passengers asking for money and occasionally yelling out bus numbers. I noticed a tall skinny blonde girl on my left with a large suitcase also avoiding his unsettling gaze. Looking down as he approached again, I noticed I still had toothpaste on my legs from having applied it to defend me against midges in the night. Whoops. A darker girl eating a pastry then ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Escape to Portugal: Loyalty and Loneliness in Lisbon
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Praca do Comercio   Statue of King Jose I   Ponte 25 de Abril   Cristo Rei   Torre de Belem   Padrao dos Descobrimentos   Rua da Madalena   Alfama Patio Hostel   Castelo de Sao Jorge  
Author: Shannon Colman
Read it on author's website: https://soleseeking.com/2015/09/22/lisbon-portugal-loyalty-loneliness/

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