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Liverpool actually made slightly more than City at $163.5 million due to more of their games being screened live by broadcasters.
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Lisbon: Neglected Gem Of The Best European Cities April 7, 2014 | Author: Mitchell Jones | Posted in Holidays
You find it way out there on the distant fringes of the continent. There hangs Lisbon, right on the edge of Europe. Any further and you’d fall off into the Atlantic Ocean. So geographically marginal, Lisbon is often too easily overlooked by the aficionados in the business of ranking the best European cities. No doubt, it does not possess the iconic landmarks; its cuisine and wine are frequently dismissed as second class; and consequently it is perceived as lacking the wow-factor of Paris, Rome or Vienna.
Well, all I say to that is, oh happy days! I first came to Lisbon in 1975 and have been getting back whenever I could ever since. Of all the joys of this amazing town, one of the most pleasant is the remarkable dearth of tourists. Though, I’ll concede, having the almost perfect climate ain’t too shabby, either.
It has among the lowest crime rates of any of the best European cities. Plus, it is a true boon for the inveterate stroller, despite all the winding hills nike air max 95 jacquard bleu , with their sudden, stunning vistas that smack you rounding all kinds of bends.
Sure, the cuisine lacks the fanfare of Greek, Italian or French. Don’t let PR mislead you, though. Portuguese cooking is delicious and Lisbon is the place to experience it. If you love sea food you’re in for a great treat. Also, if you underestimate the wine, you’ll be making a big mistake. Notwithstanding a tradition of Portuguese export wine not being so exceptional, the domestically available vintages are delightful. Even an inexpensive glass from the most out of the way, sawdust on the floor, wine bar offers perfect a accent to the proceedings. And the port! Have you ever had white port? The coffee is fantastic, too. Lisbon should be famous for its cafes!
Lisbon provides all that classic European cultural stuff we’ve come to expect: it has cathedrals, museums, galleries, regal town squares and impressive architecture. And, if you get a hankering for the beach, which other great European city offers anything like the Costa da Caparica? Just a short trip south of town brings you to its 19 ruggedly beautiful nike air max 95 dyn fw homme , sandy beaches. There is easy access to them all, along a cute little railway that travels their length, dropping you off at which ever beach you’d like. (Try that in Paris.)
But, while Lisbon is certainly a wonderful place to visit, I especially urge it upon those who can manage longer stays. The professional sabbatical, the longer vacation when you’re inspired to stay put and get to know the rhythms of a place, an ex-pat life, or if you want to write your great novel, when you need an inspirational respite, I’d say go to Lisbon.
It certainly is no longer the deal it was when I first started going, back in the 70s. And the misguided Euro adoption has caused inflation all across Europe. However, now, as it was back then, compared to the rest of the European capitals, Lisbon is surprisingly affordable.
Should you have the wisdom to take my advice and consider an extended sojourn in Lisbon it will be helpful to be familiar with the neighborhoods. You do after all want to choose the one that will provide you the best experience, in tune with your own personal needs and moods. Below nike air max 95 ultra jacquard homme , check out some of my favorite ones.
The best place to start is my personal favorite, Alfama. It is the geographic and architectural legacy of the original fishing village from which Lisbon grew. That village sensibility remains and is felt everywhere in the neighborhood, amid its charming, winding medieval streets, with the castle constantly looming behind and the grand vistas over the deep blue sea. The housing stock shows the wear of time, no doubt. There are though increasing numbers of lovely renovations becoming available, and nowhere in town will you get a better deal on them than in Alfama.
If Alfama’s largely family oriented atmosphere is too sedate for you, perhaps you’d be more into the party-hardy lifestyle of the bohemian Bairro Alto. Brimming with characters with character, wonderful restaurants, divine wine bars, and hopping dance clubs, Bairro Alto is the go-to spot for all manner of Lisbon night life. It’s an exciting area to be and to live. It certainly, though, isn’t for everyone. Say, for instance, you’re one of those people who actually can’t sleep through thumping dance music or throngs of merrymakers. Still nike air max 95 ultra jacquard noir , if you enjoy the vibe, a good compromise might be to look for something in the Bica and Santa Catarina neighborhoods. They’re still real close, have the feel of Bairro Alto, but are considerably quieter at night. They’re located just down the hill a ways.
Further north, but still conveniently located, is Principe Real. Not that long ago, this area was renown pretty much exclusively for being the gay and antiques neighborhood. No longer, though: it has rapidly transformed into a hip locale for young professionals. Be forewarned, the rental prices are on the higher side. For those who enjoy it, though, this is a tranquil location, full of lush gardens .