Thursday, 23rd

Again we stoked up for the day with hotel breakfast before setting off on our sight seeing bus day.

We went to to the neighbouring hotel where I had spotted the sign for tickets only to find that it is a different company, CitySightSeeing. So we decided we would go with that. When we get to the big circle Marques de Pombal there is a thirty minute wait so we go to get a cuppa to pass the time.

The plan is to get the ‘blue line’ and get off at Praça de Comerçio and walk up to Lynne’s posh frock shop and she spends an arm and a leg on the top the lady in the shop showed her on Tuesday and she hadn’t stopped thinking about. We then went to Brown’s Cafe and used their free WiFi to complete the online check-in but the MacBook Pro died again without warning before I could print them to PDF! 🙁

Undeterred we went back to the plaza to get back on the ‘red line’ bus and had a lovely trip around Lisbon to get to the museum. And we timed it perfectly, we waited only a few minutes before it arrived.

Had a salad lunch at the museum before going into the exhibition, the Berardo Collection Museum. There was a permanent exhibition and three temporary exhibits. One of which was HUGE! We really were all kulcha’d out after two hours. We had a cuppa before getting the bus back and saw even more of Lisbon. A perfect third day! Found a bar near the ‘ Marques’ for a pre-prandial ‘wet’. We agreed to give the bar a miss after dinner and go straight up to pack before going to bed.

Dinner was as good as usual and we consumed our usual bottle of Vinho Verde. The remanents of which we took to the bar while I got the boarding cards printed out from the PDF’s I had to create. Fractalia, the hotel’s internet provider, could no more print out these than it could the Lisboa Card voucher! 🙁 We met with Jari from Finland again and he was pleased with way he had delivered his paper at the convention. So we had one more drink and decided we could pack in the morning.