I had a couple of reasons for not blogging.... this insane keyboard. I have a surface tablet and have the touch keyboard which is driving me insane. Not good for typists like me..more for the pecking crowd which is what I have to do. Relief is coming next week in the form of a new keyboard.(and even better a friend to join me) I also have had problems getting into blogger but for now I have found a way in. The other reason? Feeling a bit down in the dumps despite being in this beautiful city, Why? On my arrival into Lisbon by airport bus we hit a woman apparently jaywalking. I did not see it but heard a horrible loud thump and a howling screaming sound which turned out to be the driver who was absolutely devastated as you can imagine. I don't know the fate of the woman but I can only imagine. Emergency services were arriving as we were leaving the bus. As it turned out we had already passed my stop but I could not understand the announcement. It hasn't escaped me that if I had gotten off there we never would have hit that woman. I try not to go there. I can still hear that horrible thump which was more like a bang and the screaming. One split second bad decision and this happens to that poor woman. And the poor driver having to deal with this. I don't know what kind of services are available here but I hope he gets the help he needs.
So Lisbon has been tinged a bit with sadness and yes a bit of fear. Fear that yes bad things really do happen and especially if you are not careful. Need I add I am a bit paranoid crossing streets.
Lisbon is absolutely gorgeous I must say even if it hasn't worked its way into my (currently) sad heart. I wish I wasn't so darn sensitive. Ah well.
My hotel is wonderful and a warm haven to come back to each day. Very handy to everything. Thanks for the recommendation Pat!
I have been out exploring the different neighborhoods each day and taking lots of pictures. I will share more in the coming days now that I can access my blog once again.
Here are a couple of my favorites to enjoy until my next post which hopefully won't be a week coming.
|View from park in Bairro Alto|
|View from lookout in Alfama|
|Sao Jorge csstle|