The flight from Montreal to Lisbon on TAP was uneventful. We stopped in the Azores for cleaning and refuelling. Fresh local pineapple was delicious. Arrived in Lisbon around 10:00. First impressions that Lisbon was once a grand city as after all Portugal was a colonial power at one point. But it seems falling apart in a wave of decay. Took a taxi to the Flamingo Hotel and after a shower crashed until 19:00. Had a walk and had some supper. An odd language and not Latin. It is very harsh sounding.
5July1978: Lisbon, Portugal: Political Slogans Everywhere!
Missed breakfast due to jet lag deep sleep. Had breakfast delivered to the door. Great café au lait, rolls, butter and jam. Slept again until 17:00 and began to feel human. Took subway which was cheap at 18 cents. Not modern but quiet. People in the area seem prosperous and well dressed but there was a beggar woman hanging out outside a subway station. Shrimp and salad for dinner. Picked up a bottle of mineral water at the front desk. Agua con gas means sparkling while Agua sin gas means still. Another sleep and will be fit as a fiddle. Man there are political slogans everywhere and many hammer and sickles.