|Castelos de Mouros, The Moorish Castle.|
Last November, I went to Lisbon and Barcelona on a quick trip out of he country. What a wonderful trip that was! After spending a couple of rainy days in Lisbon, we thought it'd be a great idea to check out Sintra, just outside of Lisbon, hoping to escape the rain. No luck.
Our first stop was the Castelo de Mouros [Moorish Castle]. Charming, old, and scared the crap out of me. I've mentioned before that I have a hard time walking without spraining my ankle. The cobblestones here were almost the death of me [not to mention my fear of heights]. I clutched onto the rocks as I walked through the castle.
|Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I actually walked these steps. I cried with every rickety step, praying to Jesus that He wasn't ready to call me home.|
Pena National Palace was awash in colors and stunning, even in the dreary, rainy day. The colors popped off of the otherwise grey background. I was amazed at how many people were out in the rain. I tried to stay as dry as possible, but the kitten hiding in the drainage in the photo above is probably the smartest living thing in town.
My favorite stop during my "meandering time" had to be the bakery. Although I never took any photos of my favorite cookies, Broas de Mel, I still have the memory of it to tide me over until my next [non-rainy] visit.