We started our last day in Lisbon with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, packed our goods and hit the road. The Bairro Alto had been a truly special home away from home and they sent us on our way with advice on what to do in Sintra when we arrived. I fired up the TomTom as we headed out and after a lap or two around the Praça de Camoes, we were on our way. We drove down near the River Tagus and then west towards Belem. We stopped and visited the Belém Tower (which was closed on Mondays. Doh!).
Also at the site is a replica of the plane that made the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic from Portugal to Brazil in 1922 - five years before Charles Lindbergh crossed from New York to Paris.
We hit the road again for a peaceful and beautiful drive out to the town of Cascais where we had a delicious lunch outside in sun. Cascais was gorgeous and looked to be a bit of an international playground. Lots of English establishments here, lots of sun and beach and boats and ... you get the idea.
Back to the room for a beer and then out to dinner. We took the recommendation of the hotel and went to Tacho Real for a very interesting dinner. There was very little english and the results were somewhat variable. I ordered the Tacho Real Steak which was an immensely thick cut of beef - cooked quite rarely - with mushrooms and ham.