8/29/18 Bus from Hartford to New York
Boarding time: 6:40 a.m.
Departure time: 7:00 a.m.
Bus heads straight to Port Authority.
Balance of the day in NYC is at leisure
8:50 p.m. Flight departs JFK and arrives in Dublin on 8/30/18 at 8:40 a.m.
After clearing customs, take Air Coach into Dublin City center for lunch and a bit of exploring. I certainly do not want to rush through my time in Ireland. I mean, the last time I was in Ireland, I literally raced through the airport.
I figure if my flight gets in at 8:40 a.m. and I clear customs by 10, arrive in Dublin City Center by 11/11:30, that gives me enough time to find a place for lunch and take a couple of photographs and do quite a bit of walking before it is time to head back around and catch my 6:45 p.m. flight out. I need to arrive 2 hours prior which would put me at 4:45. I will arrive in Lisbon at 9:45 p.m. and with enough time to pick up my Lisboa Card.
Last day of August people. And the start of Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end to summer.
Cooking Lisbon Pastry Class 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. head out to Time Out Lisboa Market . I may also do lunch out here, sample everything. I have been told that you have to try a little of everything and that it is an absolutely fantastic market.
12:30/1 Head towards Tram 28. The historic tram. Explore Martim Moniz, Campo Ourique. Spend the day basically touring Lisbon by Tram.
4:00 If possible, find a lovely location for a wine tasting with cheese and port and meats. I heard that the Portuguese are all about their ports and wines and meats and cheeses. Their cheese may not be on the same level as the French, but it is worth the try. I am especially excited to go coffee hopping. I love my daily dose of caffeine and I especially love hole in the wall places.
5:30/6 Rooftop bar
I am still working on this one, but I hear that Lisbon is full of Rooftop bars.
7:30/8 Dinner time. Sorry guys. I did not pre-select a location. Although, part of me is hoping to try my luck at a Michelin star restaurant, just to say I have eaten at one. Even if it’s just one star. I think Portugal has somewhere near 161 of them. Hmmm…should I make a reservation in advance?
9/1/18 Explore Cascais. Full day.
9/2/18 Explore Sintra. Full day.
9/3/18 Head back to the states
I think I can get plenty of culture and food and explore a lot of the history and architecture in 3 days. It is more than enough time to do the things and activities that I seek to do. I am more than excited to take cooking classes abroad. It is one of those things that I have always wanted to do in Italy, while I was living over there, and never got around to it. Now I can finally take a culinary class abroad and truly experience another culture on an entirely different level than I ever have before.