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What a wonderful day it has become. I almost did not believe anymore, that I would actually make it to Portugal.

Touch down Lisbon

von | Jun 18, 2020 | Camino Portugues | 2 Kommentare

Touch down Lisbon. What a wonderful day it has become. I almost did not believe anymore, that I would actually make it to Portugal. 48 hours before my initial takeoff from Berlin Tegel, I was delayed another time. In fact, my flight was cancelled without any further notification. Only because I wanted to check in, did I realise that I am not going anywhere? Well, at least not the day I thought I would have. But KLM was amazing to simply put me on the next available flight to Lisbon. I flew with Airfrance and it was just fine to get here. Just a day later, as planned and still plenty of time before making my way up north to Porto, the place I start my Camino Portugues.

I have to say, I am in love with this town, the people, the country, just everything. I cannot find a thing that would say; “this or that I don’t like. There simply is nothing and that way I can enjoy moment by moment, just anything, as it unfolds. The streets are quite empty and one can see, that Corona is throwing its vale over the city. And still, it is the people of that town, that walk around like glowing peakon of love. Most of them or at least, what I can see and notice are careful, wearing masks and keeping distance. None seems to make a big fuss about it and the obvious signs all around town, encouraging people to be present and keeping distance are anything but an overburdening weight on this beautiful city. Usually, Lisbon is being swarmed by visitors at this time of the year but it can do also quite nicely without them. Quite funny me saying that, as I am here, like any tourist, even though I am justing travelling through on my way to Port. But anyway, 2 – 3 days will be wonderful here, walking the empty streets, sitting in parks or drinking a glass of wine in some of the almost empty wineries and bars.

2 Kommentare

  1. david

    How did you manage to get into portugal if their borders are not open until July 1st? Bom caminho.

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    • Sven Kaven

      Hi David, Portugal is open. In fact, the country was never closed but airlines kept cancelling flights to Lisbon. The 1st. of July applies to the borders of Spain but even here it might be possible to enter prior that date.

      Bom Caminho.
      Sven

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