Planning a solo Spain itinerary - Arts must-do's? Portugal?
Replies: 49 - Last Post: Aug 10, 2012 9:55 PM Last Post By: gawkabout
Aug 10, 2012 12:09 PM
45I agree with Aribo about Lisbon -- It's a bit gritty in parts, but that just means people live there and it's not all tarted up for tourists and looks fake (like the old city of Dubrovnik or Bruges). It doesn't mean it's dangerous. It's a place I really like, as do any friends who have been there.
Aug 10, 2012 6:13 PM
46OK, cheers for the heads-up on Lisbon. I guess it's like most other places in that I need to just be cautious. And I'll look into Sintra.
Gawkabout, .. The backpack thing. Both tours I was looking at recommended backpacks, but as I'll be on my own I kinda thought a backpack would be worse for pickpocket types as I'd have no idea if they're doing a slash and grab behind me. And I just got a suitcase set for my birthday, though I could exchange that. I'm thinking I can at least keep an eye on my belongings with a suitcase. Wrong?
Aug 10, 2012 6:17 PM
Aug 10, 2012 9:49 PM
Aug 10, 2012 9:55 PM
49I'm going through a mini crisis. My trust fund officer sent me a replacement credit card. Commercial form was all she could downn-load. And had the wrong address on it.
So we'll probly have to order another cc, and start all over.
"Life is a bitch and then ya die."
My card got as far as Madrid, fed ex I ain't there either.
Just keeps every day from being the same.
One thing expating and AA have taught me; "It all works out if we just get out of the way,"
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