Tuesday, October 10, 2006

new friends


new friends, originally uploaded by mister anchovy.



This is Tuffy P with our new friends, Teresa and Walter. We met them in Sintra. We had parked in the old town and started walking (uphill) to the Palace de Pena. We were under the (mistaken) impression that this was an easy walk. It turned out that it was 3 km steeply uphill. We were huffing and puffing our way up the hill when a car came up behind. Tuffy held out her thumb, and our rescuers stopped to give us a ride up, way up, to this kitch palace. We might still be climbing the hill up to the palace if they hadn't stopped.

Sintra is north and west of Lisbon. It is a good-sized town with many shops selling ceramics along with lots of restaurants, a presidential palace, ruins of a Moorish castle, pastry shops, and an excellent modern art gallery. I really liked this town a lot.

5 comments:

Gardenia said...

Thanks for sharing. Here's to Sintra, sounds like one of those magical places in Europe. We enjoyed Candy Minx's posting, but we missed you too. Welcome back!

Candy Minx said...

That is awesome someone actually stopped for you! Aw shucks! They look so happy!

L.M. said...

I'd say that any stranger who picked you and Tuffy up on a mountain climb would realise pretty fast that they hit the jackpot for great company. (I once told Tuffy that she'd even be fun in a Cuban jail)

* (asterisk) said...

That was nice of them. What nationality were they?

mister anchovy said...

Portuguese, from Sintra