Way Back from Africa. Lisbon: cosplay-carnival, sights, street-art

Lisbon is still a city of a dream…

…with its’ cosy tiled streets…

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…and its’ creative paintings…

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IMG_7610.JPG…and its’ street art…

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…and its’ cute funiculars…

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…and its’ tiled houses…

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…and its’ Christ statue…

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…and its’ magnificent architecture…

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…and its’ main square…

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…and its’ cheerful youth…

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…and its’ festivals…

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…and its’ vulgar nuns!

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A Few More Lines on Lisbon

From Lisbon there will be a flight to Cape Verde Islands. So this visit was just a short transit overnight stay. I stayed in a cosy hostel in the sleeping quarters of Lisbon.

The girl does a juggling performance on the road, when it time for pedestrians to cross and then collects a change from those who liked the performance. The most original way to collect money I’ve seen so far.

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Portuguese collect money for Syrian refugees.

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And advertise a new film.

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The poor apartment house in the sleeping quarters.

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Portuguese trash bin. Ah, what can be better than these trash bins?

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Lemon trees in the private sector.

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Sun batteries on the roofs.

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The installation in the trade center.

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Ah, there is no city in Europe, better than Lisbon!

 

Wednesday Weekly Post: Carris Museum in Lisbon

On the 2-nd of September, I’ve introduced Wednesday weekly posts.

These posts are dedicated to the destinations I’ve travelled to, probably, some time ago. Maybe, even, a year or two ago. The posts will be about the sightseeing places, people, my adventures, namely – everything that can be connected with travelling. Are you interested? Do you want to give it a try? Feel free to subscribe to this blog, or just the tag “Wednesday Weekly Post”.

And yes, you’ve got it right – the posts will appear on Wednesdays 😉

P. S. : This doesn’t mean that I won’t post stuff on the rest of the days, if I have what to post.

Feel free to leave any feedback! I would love to read anything from you!


I have always wrote (and told) that the museums are mostly boring. But when I told that I have never meant Carris Museum in Lisbon – one of the best I’ve ever visited. It is also known as “tram museum” or “public transport museum”.

Now we need to clarify the things a bit. Actually, Lisbon is notorious for its’ old-style yellow trams that are completely the same as 50 years ago. And if you visit Lisbon, you will definitely meet these ancient trams – and they are actually a full value sightseeing place. So, I was going to this museum only to see more of these lovely trams, but it appeared that there’s a whole nice collection of public transport there.

The museum consists of three buildings. You will move between these buildings via one of these ancient trams, well, more comfortable that the one you’ll ride the city.

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There I’ve met a portion of long-awaited ancient trams.

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IMG_4750 IMG_4753It’s a good, authentic and cheap one, but be prepared that nobody will speak English there.

Wednesday Weekly Post: Street-Art in Lisbon

On the 2-nd of September, I’ve introduced Wednesday weekly posts.

These posts are dedicated to the destinations I’ve travelled to, probably, some time ago. Maybe, even, a year or two ago. The posts will be about the sightseeing places, people, my adventures, namely – everything that can be connected with travelling. Are you interested? Do you want to give it a try? Feel free to subscribe to this blog, or just the tag “Wednesday Weekly Post”.

And yes, you’ve got it right – the posts will appear on Wednesdays 😉

P. S. : This doesn’t mean that I won’t post stuff on the rest of the days, if I have what to post.

Feel free to leave any feedback! I would love to read anything from you!


A few Weednesday Weekly Posts, starting from this one will be dedicated to Portugal. I went to Portugal in February of 2015 and had literary fallen in love with this country. And the most lovely and pleasing city in Portugal among those I’ve visited was Lisbon. Ah, while I’m writing these lines, I realize that I miss Lisbon so much.. When I finish writing this post, I will check the air tickets to this city.

It is hard to say in words, what exactly attracted me to Lisbon so much. Most probably, it was not a concrete thing but the whole spirit of this city.

And, continuing the theme of Street-Art in Minsk, I will tell about street art in Lisbon today.

Everything is special in Lisbon.

The houses are special.

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The funiculars are special.

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The walls are special.

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The underpasses are special.

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The trashcans are special.

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And the spirit of freedom is in the air.