Stuff: Shoulders, Knees, Feet
We knew were were going to travel a lot this year on our adventure. A lot. And travel expenses can add up fast. But I think that’s in large part due to the “keeping up with the Joneses” phenomenon. Alexis and I went for a little adventure about 6 months ago to the Baja in Mexico. Just the two of us, backpacks, and very little booked. And we wanted to “rough it” a bit so we made sure to steer clear of resort type places. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of accommodations that are possible at the low end of the spectrum – totally fine! And getting around by foot and by public transit was super cheap.
So that’s been our motto during our year of travel, and we tried to stick to it in Lisbon. But it can get looooong! Here’s how we got around on our last day in Lisbon. Keep in mind that we were carrying our backpacks!
On foot – 20 minutes to central train station
Regional commuter train – 40 minutes to Sintra
Local Bus – 15 minutes to Moorish Castle
On foot – 45 minutes (2km, 42 stories) around Moorish Castle
Local Bus – 5 minutes to Palace
On foot – 30 minutes (1.5km, 27 stories) around the palace
Local Bus – 25 minutes to train station
Regional commuter train – 40 minutes back to Lisbon
Metro – 30 minutes to Airport
Plane – 1.5 hours to Barcelona
Bus – shuttle from one terminal to another
On foot – 10 minutes walk to train station
Regional commuter train – 30 minutes home
And I’m sorry, but I’m waaaay taller than most people around here. Man was I squished all day!