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Twofer TR-Portugal Nov 12-20/ Vegas Nov 21-24

Discussion in 'Full Las Vegas Trip Reports' started by Lousyatcraps, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Lousyatcraps

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    So was mulling whether to do 2, 1 or none and decided to do one combining both a non Vegas getaway and what is sure to be a sht show of a Vegas trip. Apologies to anyone not interested in Portugal, please check back next week for Vegas shenanigans.
    Sitting in the BA lounge right now, having a Crown and ginger and chilling before the first leg of the trip. Work has been a gong show and really want to get away for a bit. Wife and I are flying into Lisbon via LHR and spending a few days in Lisbon before taking the train to Faro in the Algarve.
    First time going to Portugal for both wifey and I so suggestions for places to go, food to try are much appreciated. We have a couple of walking tours booked, including a food tour but otherwise not much on the agenda except site seeing.
    My brother loves Portugal and has been bugging me to buy a place with him in the Algarve, but seems pretty far to go for sun and good food; might as well get a place in Florida.
    Will try to post pics when I can and hopefully something I post will be of help to someone looking at going to Portugal in the future. Cheers.
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    Enjoy Portugal! Do they have any decent casinos?
     
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    Aaahh, sun and good food... jealous!!! Will have to follow along, even in my envious state, to see how much fun you are having. So have fun!!
     
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    No idea. Will save the gambol for Vegas
     
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    Thanks Steph. Sadly, I am a degen and am more excited about sitting at Chandelier just over a week from now getting wasted and playing VP then I am about seeing Portugal. My wife says I am lost cause.
     
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    Like sitting upstairs.
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    Have a great trip T!! Looking forward to any pics you decide to share and details of the experience.
     
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    Agreed. Even though i teased about the Portugal casinos, I still like reading any detailed TR regardless of gambling.
     
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    Lisbon is a great city. Foodwise, check out Time Out Market (if it's not part of the food tour, www.timeoutmarket.com). Nice "foodcourt" with little local restaurant booths where you get a variety of local food. You can either sit in the center of the building (like in a foodcourt) or some places have seats at the bar where you see the preparation of the food. Loved it. It is located on the waterfront across train/tram station Cais do Sodré.

    If you are still there on Sunday you should visit LX Market (only Sundays). It's a local flee market in an areal with bars and small restaurants. You can get good local food and handcrafted stuff. Has a local flair and I didn't see many tourists in 2017.

    Overall Lisbon is a beautiful and relatively cheap place to spend time. Have fun in Europe and safe travels.


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    Here are some pics of LX Market and my good at TimeOut Market. No pics of Lisbon since I don’t want to spoil the TR.

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    Found out there is a casino in Lisbon but doubt I’ll check it out unless I’m walking by.
     
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    Thanks for the tips! Won’t be in Lisbon for LX but will definitely be checking out Time Out Market, looks like there’s a wide variety of food there.
     
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    Sitting in the Cathay lounge at T3 at LHR. I almost always come here instead of the BA lounge as food is better and the bartender makes a good old fashioned.
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    You are absolutely right. They have a wide variety of mainly local food.

    Just saw that the TimeOut Market concept expanded and there is one in Miami Beach now and several others will follow or are already open, e.g. Chicago, Dubai, New York. Wifey and I will definitely visit the one in Miami Beach during our December trip.
     
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    Tasty but I put in too many chilies
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    Now enjoying a Guinness and wings
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    Have a fantastic time in Lisbon. Considering Portugal for a future trip and looking forward to your impressions..
     
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    Have a great trip @Lousyatcraps! Will definitely be following along.
     
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    Smooth flight from London to Lisbon yesterday. First time i think that I’ve ever seen an all male crew.
    25 euro can ride to hotel and quick checkin. Went for a walk afterwards and surprised how lively it was on a week night. Think Lisbon would be a cool place to live if one is young.
    Having breakfast in the hotel as it was included; nice spread but @momnkid would be disappointed with the bacon I think as it’s more like fried Serrano ham.
    Sliced persimmon is cool though.
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    If you have a sweet tooth, candy in the lobby.
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    Have a wonderful trip - will be following both legs of this one!
     
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    If we pretend it's just ham instead of bacon, it looks yummy and cooked enough LOL. Love my filthy animals!

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