First night in Lisbon

After nearly 20 hours of flights and layovers we arrived in Lisbon. We’re staying at the Hotel Avenida Palace, a quintessential palace hotel with beautiful rooms and a warm welcome. 

Booking directly through the hotel website resulted in an upgrade to a superior twin room, a card for bar discounts and a bowl of strawberries in the room. And the room! We’re calling it the princess room.  

    
Beautiful corner room with views of Restauradores out one side and Rossio the other. 

  

 Since it’s late we essentially unpacked and based on the concierge recommendation braved the rain for dinner.

Unfortunately after three blocks in the rain, we couldn’t get into his restaurant but the owner recommended a place nearby. Initially we were thinking of cheese, sausage and port every day but the seafood here is amazing and I think we’ve switched to fish! Well, we did mange some port for dessert. 

Dinner prices were high due to glasses of wine our waiter selected. Shame on him and us for not asking for a wine list. Definitely taken advantage of in our jet lagged state. Dinner was delicious though. I enjoyed grilled sea bass while DeAna had the grouper.   

Time for a good night sleep and a full day tomorrow. Rain but a full day!

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