Spain travel

Heading Home

As I write this we are flying home to Canada on an Air Transat flight. I have to tell this part of the story first simply because I am truly enjoying the moment very much right now. Karen managed to get us booked onto this flight in Priority Club seating instead of the normal cattle club (economy) seating. We did the cattle club seating the last time we flew home from Europe so allow me to say, if you can afford it, book it. On Air Transat Priority Club was still cheaper than Economy on Air Canada and oh my God it is great. Right from being able to bypass the long check in lines, to boarding early, and holy cow the leg room! Preflight drinks and extra pillows. Complimentary drinks and time for social interaction with the flight attendants, I love it. I know this makes me sound like one of “those“ people, but it is what it is, bloody wonderful for a long flight like this.

Beautiful fountains abound around the City.

 

 

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And the Metro system is outstanding. Easy to use and navigate. And the Metro system is outstanding. Easy to use and navigate.

But I am ahead of myself. Karen and I had a wonderful last day in Lisbon. After a leisurely morning we headed over to the Oceanarium, which is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It was built for the 1998 World Expo.

It is a wonderful facility and does a great job of showcasing the underwater world.
It is a wonderful facility and does a great job of showcasing the underwater world.
Some big fish.
Some big fish.
Some pretty fish.
Some pretty fish.
And the work involved in keeping it all running.
And the work involved in keeping it all running.
As well as the perennial favourites.
As well as the perennial favourites.
As well if you keep your eyes open you can spot some free ranging tourists in the area.
As well if you keep your eyes open you can spot some free ranging tourists in the area.

We had dinner at a great restaurant, Hippopotamus. They had an excellent menu, fantastic chocolate dessert and outstanding service.

A fantastic trip. Oh, and did I mention the flight back is great? I even managed to get a short massage from the flight attendant. He was very attentive to our every need.

Until next time.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

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