The next train left at 9:20, so I got on and then got off at CAMPAHNA. I still had about an hour, so I went outside to a cafe for my morning cappuccino. I grabbed a sandwich for the train. The Lisbon train was full and people had A LOT of luggage. I met a young woman from Brazil, and she was admiring my small carry-on bag. I knew this trip would involve some train travel, and packing light is always recommended. It’s so much easier.
The ride to Lisbon was scenic and quiet, and it took about three hours. Once I arrived in Lisbon, I had to buy a regional ticket to Sintra, where I will stay the next two nights.
I got settled in at my beautiful guest house and then walked to the Quinta de Regaleira, built in the 1800s. This was a bit of a hike and mostly uphill. I was glad the weather was cloudy and a bit cool. This palace and grounds were stunning!
Sintra is beautiful, and smaller than Porto.
Tomorrow I have tickets to the Moors Castle and Pena Palace, two major sites here.
Off to sleep, and thanks for