As George famously sang, “All Things Must Pass”, and even amazing winter breaks come to an end. Mine ended this morning and I had to catch the train again back down to Lisbon for my flight back. The ride is a shade over 2 hours and deposited me at the Metro (city subway) station, next to the train station. A little hint – trains are “comboios” and a station is “um estacao”, the two are used interchangeably and this can be confusing.
The Anjos Metro stop
I got off at my Metro stop and stopped for a great lunch before going to my hostel. Google Maps said it was 15 minutes walk, and it might have been if I weren’t dragging my broken luggage up a steep hill the whole way. Took me 45 minutes. This was 3.00 pm and I would need to be at the Aeroport for check-in at 3.00 am. I crashed for a few hours and decided that if I was going to be bored waiting for my flight, I would like it better at the aeroport than waiting until 2.30 am and hoping my taxi showed up. Once again, I dragged my broken luggage (handles crapped out), this time down hill for more like 20 minutes.
Back on the Metro, I was back on a train and at the aeroport, where I am writing this, by 11.00pm.
The rest of the trip was a nightmare, with baggage mix-ups, delays and more. I’m now back in Renfrew, catching up on sleep and family.
As we say, Ciao, e amana (so long, see you tomorrow)