Tuesday, July 23: I’m not a big party girl while I’m on holiday, but if I were, Lisbon’s Bairro Alto would be the place to play. The neighborhood is a short walk from my hotel, and this afternoon I explore its graffiti-splashed streets during the sleepy daylight hours.
This evening at 8:00, I’ll walk back to this part of the neighborhood to attend a fado performance at Luso.
I stop for a late lunch at what has quickly become my favorite lunch spot, LOSTin, right across the street from my hotel, with grand views of Lisbon. I order a sandwich and enjoy the pink, green and royal blue wicker chairs shaded by Indian patchwork umbrellas. This Esplanada Bar is an Indian snack-like restaurant that serves meals like toasts, wraps and sandwiches, but with an Indian flavor.
I order a ham and cheese sandwich, but it sounds a lot more fancy than that on the menu.
After lunch, I continue to explore the neighborhood, passing by the Elevador da Gloria once again.