Monday, 31 March 2014

round and about lisbon

All pics copyright Steve Sainsbury/Rail Thing.

I've just returned from my first ever visit to Portugal. We were staying in the heart of Lisbon and had 5 days of travel cards, so made plenty of use of the trams and trains.

Portugal is a very pleasant country, both laid back and efficient. The same applies to the transport! Some of the tramway routes are out of this world (and will be described in future posts). The trains are very regular. Everything is busy, even overcrowded. 

There are also the elevators, there are three tram-style ones and a straightforward (but very Gothic) lift. One of the elevators was less than a minute from our hotel door. There were also closed tramways and a very efficient Metro.

All in all a great week with some unique experiences (including my first tram crash!) and will provide lots of future material for this blog.

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