By John Lucas
Greece has continually had its admirers, even though none turns out to have loved the Athenian tavernas, the murderous site visitors and the jaded prostitutes, the petty bureaucratic tyrannies, the road noise and the heroic individualists with the irony and detachment of John Lucas. Lucas' love for the realities of Greece ultimately banishes the banality of a half-century of tourism during this selection of memoirs and tales.
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If you must leave the center of the city, you can take the metro, or grab a taxi. Lisboa is situated right smack in the center of Portugal, making it a short distance from surrounding areas featured in this issue. I recommend renting a car if you have the opportunity so that you can 62 escape the bustling city and enjoy nearby quiet towns where you will catch some beautiful scenery and have your taste buds explode. Whether it is architecture, nightlife, attractions or food, Lisboa proves to offer the very best of it all.
50, are rechargeable and are available at each of the stations. Lisboa also has bus and street tram services. Figueira Square, Marques de Pombal Square and Sete Rios are the city’s three major bus terminals. See below for information about trains for travel to/from other parts of Portugal. Shopping: Baixa (downtown district) features boutiques and small shops. Rua Áurea (gold street), Rua Augusta and Rua da Prata (silver street) are the city’s main shopping streets. There are many charming specialty shops in the area like Luvaria Ulisses (gloves) and Confeitaria Nacional (bakery/café) that are over 100 years old and worth a visit.
I recommend renting a car if you have the opportunity so that you can 62 escape the bustling city and enjoy nearby quiet towns where you will catch some beautiful scenery and have your taste buds explode. Whether it is architecture, nightlife, attractions or food, Lisboa proves to offer the very best of it all.