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Cascais, Portugal

Cascais is a little sweet town on the Atlantic Ocean coast, just outside of Lisbon. It takes only 40 minutes by train from Cais do Sodre train station. Return trip costs 1.40 Euro and the view through the train's window is just marvelous. You can literally see how the Grand River Tejo becomes the ocean.

Cascais is a little sweet town on the Atlantic Ocean coast, just outside of Lisbon. It takes only 40 minutes by train from Cais do Sodre train station. Return trip costs 1.40 Euro and the view through the train’s window is just marvelous. You can literally see how the Grand River Tejo becomes the ocean.

The town houses are small and cute; they painted in all the colors of the rainbow. Its streets are narrow and tempting to explore. Local restaurants serve all type of fresh fish (try trademark Bacalau fish, there are hundreds of recipes how to cook it). Even Fish and Chips here are tasteful.

The ocean is bright emerald, with the very clean white sandy beaches. It attracts yachtsman and surfers from all over the world. But off season you can have it all for yourself. Winter is quite sunny in Portugal. Cascais used to be a King’s court summer residence. And during the World War II it was also became a home for the European Kings in exile, because Portugal was neutral during the War.

Royal attention did well to a city appearance. Its marvelous Royal Palace which looks like from an Arab fairy-tale, and the peacocks walk everywhere freely which might explain why they do not have any tales left (or was it because they change them in the winter time?)

Mixture of tall palm trees, pines and fir trees is an eye catching.
The light house is worth visiting, too. Its renovated look is masterpiece of the cubism Architecture.

written by neja

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    oh, i've been there.

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