From the Caminho to the Capital City…Lisboa here we come

U.S. by us

One last coffee in Santiago de Compostela and we left Spain to make Lisboa our base for the next few days. Unfortunately, there are not great direct travel options from Santiago. It is about a five hour drive, and that is what worked for us. It was very interesting driving at highway speed past all the towns and cities on our walk. There is also a completely different view of the landscape. We drove through the miles of burnt forests from last summer’s wild fires. Once we crossed into Portugal we followed the reverse Central Route into Lisbon. Call it a Car Camino. Our first stop after dropping our bag was up several steep hills to a tiny tile store called Surrealejos just to catch our breath before heading to a miradouro (view point) with a café. Looking out at the Tagus River, sipping rosé and eating a brie, honey…

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