From Vila Nova de Milftones we went to Sines for lunch. This town is not much. A port.. I don't know but it seemed boring.
Strolled down the alleys.
Ate Feijoada, a meat stew with pork, beef, sausage, beans etc.
And from Sines we took off to Lisbon (the area) and checked out Cascais a beautiful town in the outskirt of Lisbon.
Port of Cascais.
Later in the evening we drove to Lisbon city and checked in to a hostel which a lot of people reccommended to us, Home Hostel.
I really started to get used to the hostel life. So comfortable beds!
The reception, which turned into a bar at night.
We went on a walking tour that in the end wasn't that good. And we sort of lost a lot of time on it. Afterwards we were so exhausted and just had a late lunch and went back to the hostel. Later we tried a little of the night life. Here, poeple party on the street outside of the bars and not INSIDE the bars.
Next morning we continued to Sintra.
So exhausted and confused. The roadtrip started to get to you.
Sintra is practically a huge forrest park in the mountains.
There's a lot of walking involved. This was on top of a viewing point. Which was, as always, amazing.
Palace Pena in the background.
Bench cut into stone. This was some kind of chill out point for the queens who used to live here back in the days.
The queens valley of ferns.
Then we walked back down to the car and headed off to our couchsurfing hosts in another part of the mountains in Sintra.
Garden view at our cs hosts.
They, Hugo (to the left), Xico (to the right) and Carlos (not on the picture though) made us dinner.
The we had a crazy night drinking aguardente (moonshine) and playing drums.
Next morning it was time to set off as usual. This cute cat was greeting me at the doorstep when I woke up.
We went to Peniche, a famous surfing spot. But with a lot more other stuff to do than for example in Sagres. Peniche feels more alive, also now off season.
A jail used during the famous portuguese dictatorship of Salazar.
But best of all, and why we even went to Peniche, The Berlengas Islands! Such a beautiful place, too bad it was a bit cloudy.
This is how it normally looked like when we got somewhere, us taking pictures in all directions.
Compulsary jump picture.
A fortress. With a steep path. And though it was worth it, walking up that steep path is very unpleasant.
Narrow, dangerous bridge over to the fortress.
The only beach on the island.
We only had a short hour on the island. Then we went back with this crazy speed boat and the waves were huge. If you have a tendence to get sea sick, pick a larger boat and not the speed boat. People were puking on the deck..
After Peniche, we drove up to Porto. Where we basically parked, took our stuff up to our couchsurfing hosts flat and went out partying. And that my friends was the last night for the vodcar team!