Portugal and London in Winter
ChRISTMAS IN EUROPE 2009
DATE ACTIVITY ACCOM
Thur. 17th Chris finish at 3.00pm.
Fri. 18th Chris’s birthday
December Flight QF 0029 to London at 8.00am
Arrive London at 1.30 PM
Flight on BA at 7.10pm from Heathrow to Lisbon and arrive at 9.45pm On BA0504
Rua Portas de Santo Antão, nº99 1150 - 266 Lisboa
Phone: +351 213426609 / +351 213425062
Fax: +351 213427733 Residencial Florescente Hotel.
Excellent place, very central. Via internet (€60 per night B and B.
Sunday 20th Recovery in the morning then go to Mosteiro dos Jeronimos for free between 10.00 and 2.00 and see the Warhols at Museu Coleccao Berando (120) while in Belem district. Perhaps walk the Alfama and eat there. Perhaps do the Street Stroll on 147 and find some mournful Fado. (142) Residencial Florescente Hotel (€60)
Monday, 21st Take Tram 28 (112) See Castelo De Sao Jorge (115). Perhaps walk the Alfama and eat there. Perhaps do the Street Stroll on 147 and find some mournful Fado. (142) Residencial Florescente Hotel
22nd Pick up car and drive to Sintra. See Palacio Nacio de Sintra (152) and Castelo dos Mouros (152) and Palacio National da Pena (152) (Car $232.16 Aud)
Pick up Rental Car from Holiday Autos. Ref: 2375021 (It was a Europcar but half-price through Holiday Autos.) “Cinco” B & B.
Largo Da Caracota 5, PH 2710547.
Very central, outstanding. One room only, €65
Wed. 23rd Drive via Calares to Mafra and see Palacio Nacionalde Mafra. Go to Obidos (295)
Hotel: email@example.com Albergaria Josefa d’Obidos Hotel at Entrance to old City. 2629 55010
Thur 24th Go to Alcobaca (302) and on to Batalha (304). Drive to Tomar. No internet at hotel. Small room but comfy for €52. Residencial Cavaleiros Christo in Old City.
Fri. 25th Christmas Day. Walk along Pinhal De Leira (309)
And drive to Conimbriga (339) then on to Coimbra (325). B and B was €52. Coimbra lovely University town with excellent atmosphere. Casa Pombal Guesthouse. Very good in ancient house in Old City. Great Hosts.
Sat. 26th Walk around Coimbra and see the Uni library and Cathedral. Drive to Luco and walk in Mata Nacional Do Bucaco (339) and see Palace. Drive north to Lamego(413) and see church steps and stay overnight. Hotel Lamego. 72 Euro. Modern and comfortable. Huge rooms.
Sunday 27th To Porto. Drive along the Douro River Valley on the south side of the river and enjoy the wineries and scenery. Try to stay at Castelo Santa Catarina but book way ahead. Quality Inn Hotel. €70 but not recommended.
Monday, 28th Porto – do the walking tour (394) and eat down by the river. Quality Inn Hotel manager is a dick.
29th Drive to Guimaraes and explore the area. Drive up to Penh for view and huge rocks etc. Return car to Airport
Fly Porto to Stansted on 8348 with Ryanair at 9.35pm and arrive UK at 11.55pm
Hilton London Stansted Airport Hotel,
Tel: 44-1279-680-800 Fax: 44-1279-680-890 Stansted
Hilton London Stansted Airport Hotel
Wed. 30th Hanging out in London
Mark at Lynton Hotel, 113 Ebury street , Belgravia, SW1W 9QU
Phone +44 (0)2077304032, Fax: +44 (0)2077301343. This is a humble but great place to stay in an outstanding location. Lynton Hotel
Thurs. 31st Dec. New Year’s Eve. Salsa party booked at Café Rez.
A great place to eat in the Westend is “The Stockpot Restaurant” for homemade English dishes at very cheap prices. 18 Old Compton street in the heart of the theatre district. Has won awards. (Next door Pollo has very cheap and excellent pizzas and pastas.) Lynton Hotel which is about 75 pounds per night but walking distance to many attractions.
Fri.1st Jan Hanging out in London Lynton Hotel
Sat. 2nd Flight QF 0030 London to Hong Kong Dept: 12.30 lunchtime and fly to HK
Sun. 3rd Arrive HK at 8.20am in the morning.
Mon. 4th Back to work for both of us.
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AUD HK Pounds Euro
1 7 .55p .6 E
5 35 2.75 3
10 70 5.5 6
15 105 8.25 9
20 140 11 12
25 175 13.75 15
50 350 27.50 30
100 700 55 60
1000 7,000 550 600