Due to the fact I had 2 suitcases I decided to travel First class, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience - the seats recline, you are offered a magazine or newspaper to read; tea, free coffee or juice to drink. If you feel hungry you can order a meal if you wish or get something from the restaurant car.
Upon arrival in Lisbon at Gare do Oriente (Orient train station), my brother in law was there to welcome me and take my luggage back to his nearby office, and then I had 2 hours to wander around the area, before he was ready to get a lift to Cascais with him, where my sister and parents live.
|The interesting Gare do Oriente(Orient train station) with the "palm tree roof"|
|Vasco da Gama shopping with a very interesting building behind resembling a ship|
|The 2 "ship like" apartment buildings with the shopping in the centre|
It´s quite enjoyable to walk by the river or just sit at one of the cafe´s and sip a cold drink while watching the world go by.
|The Portuguese Pavilion|
|The imponent concret slab linking the two sides of the pavilion|
|Gil - the mascot of the 1998 world exposition still stands tall|
|Vasco da Gama tower and cable cars by the river Tagus that is crossed by the 12km Vasco da Gama Bridge.|
|One of the many "lava" fountains much loved by the kids. Behind the new Lisbon Casino|