their own colors. Lisbon, the city of sea and water, still attracts big number of immigrants. By the way, Lisbon has been chosen as the city of tolerance. The wall dedicated to this award is used as the meeting point of the immigrants. They come together in this square under the scripts written in many languages, have deep conversation and ease the pain of missing their hometowns. We reach the immigrants’ neighborhood as soon as we leave the square and move up. Walls with flowers, the colorful clothes of women, the gloomy streets and the weed sellers meet you in this street. Watching the humorous windows and the doors, we come across a hidden cute café. In the café, they serve us water and smiling faces. Just like in Anatolia; the water in a pitcher on the table and free of charge.
Espresso is the rescuer again. It is a remedy to sleeplessness, tiredness and pale eyes. Espresso is strongly recommended to the travelers with short of time and plenty of attractions to discover.
see the details of the city, enjoy the history again, and realize the craziness and creativity of human being. We come down in this interesting lift which looks like an old room. We wear a stupid tourist smile and intend not to miss any surprising things around. While passing through the long streets full of stories which arouse the feeling of being a vagrant, we start talking about living in this interesting city for a while. This is the moment when the feeling of freedom can beat starvation. Isn’t it possible to live in a different city every year?
untouched so that they give a good lesson to the people. We go inside the church. The burnt parts on the walls and the frescos look very fresh. The hundreds of lit candles remind the fire every minute and make me scared.
Lisbon. Having the familiar and unfamiliar cheap fish marinated with garlic, olive oil and spices and drinking high quality wine creates the feeling of “thanks God I am in Lisbon”. Seeing house of Jose Saramago just near the restaurant shocks me and makes me very happy. This writer is a humanist, socialist with high conscious of justice and has an imagination as huge as high mountains. Two cult books go across my mind very suddenly. The Blindness and Seeing. They are really good books to know about the country, the world and humanity.
down- we enter into the more active night life than the daytime. There are different pubs for different preferences and styles. Pubs with Fado music, rock, jazz or a striptease pub (Casa de Amor-House of Love) with a library are just some of the options. Lisbon has the long and rich life of night time for the ones who are energetic enough to have fun till dawn.
charming place. Sinem leads us to the tram which is not the favorable transportation option for us. But this time we are more experienced and ready to fight and get on the tram. Finally, we realize that we are all on the tram sitting together. The experience we bring from Turkey help us succeed this fight.
lands of the discoverers. When watching the Monument of the Discoverers, I am hit by the thought; “the discoverers become happy and rich when they discover the new lands, how about the people being discovered? A tragic end?” We finish our discovery with the traditional dessert called Pastel de Nata. Then, we fly over the ocean towards Madeira Island with the sweet taste in our mouth and the magical images of the city in our eyes.