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Odds and Ends: Sintra, Cascais and Lisbon

We are living in strange times with people becoming ill around the world from a virus that we are just learning about and fear taking hold of many whether it is warranted or not. I am living in a form of isolation myself simply because everyone else has chosen to do so although some of my friends are quarantined for valid reasons. That didn’t stop … Continue reading Odds and Ends: Sintra, Cascais and Lisbon

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Palácio de Monserrate

I had the great pleasure of visiting Sintra this week. It is a beautiful town where royalty and their guests vacationed in the summers. What has been left behind from those years of monarchs and kings are beautiful palaces and castles that are now maintained by the state and available for all to enjoy and appreciate. The palace was built by Sir Francis Cook, a … Continue reading Palácio de Monserrate