Happy 4th of July to everyone back home!
I didn't have anything planned today.
My breakfast at Eletrico Guesthouse was delivered outside my room door, which was nice. I could get ready and kind of sip my coffee. The woman at the front desk said at Rossio Square, I could take tram #15 to Belem Tower, which is also near the Monastery and Pasteis de Belem, the founders of the pastel de nata. I didn't want to walk a lot today because my feet were hurting (I still clocked in almost 12,000 steps anyway), so I took the metro to the Square and found the tram stop.
I hopped on the #18 old tram that took me close to the city center (very fun!) and walked to Rossio Square where I discovered a massage place called Terra Heal. They had many openings, and it was reasonable to book one, so I did. Melissa, the therapist from Australia, was fantastic. I was so relaxed! After that, it was around 2 pm, and I was hungry. I walked back to my area and went to check out Ramiro's. No wait!
That was the perfect time to go. I can see why people rave and typically wait in line 1-2 hours for dinner. The seafood was so fresh, probably the best I have ever had. It was loud and noisy and fun in there, and a great way to end my day.
I really liked Lisbon, much more than I thought. I thought it would be another "big city," and it's not as pretty as Porto, but it has a quirkiness and charm to it that grows on you. I have to be up early tomorrow to catch my 7:30 flight to Frankfurt, then the flight to Chicago. If all goes well, I should be home by 8-9 pm Friday night.
Thanks, as always, for reading and coming along with me!