Hong Kong was the first stop on my three week tour of China. I timed the visit so that I could run the Hong Kong Half Marathon. I had about a week to take in the city and see the sights. It was barely enough time in my opinion but those are the risks when you combine a race together with a vacation. Continue reading “Travel Diaries – Hong Kong & Macau”
Travel Diaries – Lisbon, Portugal
Sometimes I travel and not just to run races but to explore and to experience new cultures. I recently travelled to Lisbon, Portugal with friends for a much needed break. Even though it was a short trip, we still managed to take in quite a few of the sights. A few quick facts about Lisbon:
• Lisbon is the capital and the largest city in Portugal and one of the oldest cities in Europe.
• Alfama is the oldest district in Lisbon and the only to survive the earthquake of 1775 which destroyed most of the city.
• Lisbon is nicknamed “The City of Seven Hills”; the city streets often traverse steep inclines and many are paved with cobblestones.
• Many in Lisbon speak both English and Portugese, tourists who don’t speak Portugese should be able to get by. Continue reading “Travel Diaries – Lisbon, Portugal”