Many people aren't curious about such things, but I find it handy to know which way my window is facing when I check into a hotel room. Sometimes you find out it faces east and you leave the curtains way open and your wakeup call comes via the fiery sky.
I made my way to Belém, the southwesternmost neighborhood in Lisboa. There are several important sights and monuments there: the Torre de Belém (Belém Tower); Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries); and Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery). Also, there's a famous shop there called Pasteis de Belem which is famous for the Portuguese custard tart. No small matter.
A fantastic day overall, but not without its challenges. A bank ATM decided to eat my credit card - rude! - and I had to spend time the next day backtracking and persisting and speaking terrible Portuguese, but I did get it back.
Highlights: I fell in love with a sandwich called a Prego. There was some fantastic Street Art. I took a ride on something called a "Tik-Tik" - a modified motorbike of sorts. Terrifying, but fun, and I made a friend out of the deal.
Next stop: Oporto! Thanks for reading. xx